Call for Undergraduate
Student Research Papers
for presentation at the Undergraduate Research Conference
Gaylord Palms Hotel & Convention Center, Orlando, Florida
July 23-27, 2014
Undergraduate students in the human sciences are
eligible to submit research manuscripts, papers, and reports for presentation at the
Research Community for the Human Sciences Research Conference.
Research not only bridges the gap between knowledge and
experience but has the benefit of laying the groundwork for career exploration
and development. The opportunity for undergraduates to participate in a
national conference is an added value to the overall education experience and
to the process of self-discovery.
Integrative, cross specialization
Traditional research in the
specializations (research manuscripts, research papers, research reports.) See Guidelines
Criteria For Selection - The
following six criteria will be used in selecting the papers and reports to be
Relevance to the human
Justification for the study
Mastery of the subject
Specifications - Manuscripts,
reports must meet the following specifications:
Manuscripts, papers, and reports submitted for consideration
may describe student projects or research from seminars, independent studies,
research assistantships, or class projects in the student's major, and must be
completed between January 1, 2013 and April 15, 2014. See Volumes
1 - 12 of the Undergraduate Research Journal for models of manuscripts,
papers, and reports.
Manuscripts, papers, and reports should be from four to six
pages in length and the text must be double-spaced.
List keywords (5-8) on the
cover page. The main purpose of keywords is to enable successful searching in
a database for the main message of your paper. When selecting keywords always
think about how any reader might interrogate the database.
Only manuscripts, papers, and reports from completed
research projects will be considered for the award. Manuscripts, papers, and reports may be submitted
Students who completed their
degrees in August 2013 and December 2013 and have graduated are still eligible
to be considered for this opportunity.
Application and Review
Procedures - The manuscript, paper, or report must be submitted
electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information,
contact Dorothy Mitstifer at
(T) 517.351.8335 - (F) 517.351.8336 - email@example.com.
Manuscripts, papers, and reports must be
submitted no later
than April 15, 2014.
A cover page must be
submitted to identify the author's name, address, phone number,
e-mail address, name of college/university, name of faculty mentor, name of
faculty member who served as the writing adviser, student status (e.g.,
junior), and parent's address and telephone for emergency contact. No
identification of the author or institution should appear on the pages of the
In the case of multiple
authorsstudent authors are preferred; a professor as a last author is
A committee composed of
leaders from the human sciences will review submitted applications. Selection of
8-10 papers for presentation will be completed and authors notified by May 1,
2014. Authors whose submissions are not selected for presentation may be
offered the opportunity to exhibit a poster.
Applicants should understand
that selection carries the obligation of presenting the manuscript, paper, or report.
Six awards will be
granted to Kappa Omicron Nu members who have been selected for presentation,
including complimentary registration fee, transportation costs (not to exceed
$300), and an honorarium check of $50.
Presentation at URC Research
Conference - The students whose manuscripts, papers, and reports are selected
will present at the URC Research Conference in Summer 2014. Oral presentations will be
8-10 minutes in length with some time for questions and
answers. Presentations may include 4 - 8 transparencies or PowerPoint slides for visual support of
major concepts and findings. Presenters are responsible for expenses incurred in attending the
research conference. The top two presenters will be awarded a plaque and
monetary gift. See evaluation
Presenters will have the
opportunity to submit papers for publication in the electronic undergraduate research journal.