The 2024 CURO Symposium is now accepting proposals. Please see the Eligibility to Present page if you have questions about whether you are eligible to present.

2024 Symposium Timeline

  • November 6: Application opens
  • February 1: Nomination deadline for Faculty Research Mentoring Awards
  • February 15: Application packet deadline for Faculty Research Mentoring Awards
  • February 28 at 11:59 PM: Application deadline and Best Paper Award submission deadline
  • March 1 at 11:59 PM: Faculty review deadline
  • March 3 at 11:59 PM: Revision submission deadline
  • March 5 at 11:59 PM: Faculty approval deadline
  • March 25: Deadline for posters to be submitted to Tate Print & Copy.
  • March 28: Recipients notified of Best Paper Awards and Faculty Research Mentoring Awards
  • April 8-9: 2024 CURO Symposium

How to apply

You will submit your application through the CURO Symposium website. You will be asked to provide information on yourself, your co-presenters (if applicable), your faculty mentor, and your research. Through the CURO Symposium website, you will also have the opportunity to apply for the Best Paper Awards.

Your application will include:

  1. Research mentor
    Before you can begin your application, you must add your primary faculty mentor. Search our database using their first or last name. If your faculty mentor’s name does not appear after doing a search, you will find instructions on how to submit their name to the database for our approval on the How to Submit an Abstract page.
  2. Co-presenters (co-applicants) 
    For group presentations—whether it’s an oral or poster presentation—the primary student presenter must submit co-applicants’ names and email addresses during the application process. Co-presenters will receive an email to verify their participation and must update their information in the system to appear in the CURO Symposium program.
  3. Title
    Your title will be used in the CURO Symposium program. Review your title with your faculty mentor before submitting.
  4. Abstract 
    An abstract is a short summary of your research that highlights your findings and must be 250 words or less. Include information about the main research question, place that question in context, and then explain why it is important to answer that question. If you’re in the beginning stages of your research, write about what you expect to find and why. Work with your faculty mentor to review your title and abstract before submitting your application.
  5. Format
    You will select to present either a poster or a 10-minute oral presentation. The poster session for all poster presentations occurs on Monday, April 8, from 4-6 p.m. Oral presentations occur throughout Monday, April 8, and Tuesday, April 9, in periods that correspond to the university class schedule.