12th Annual MadRush Conference

Saturday, March 21, 2021 (9:30 AM-3:30 PM) | James Madison University

Call for Papers

The 12th Annual MadRush Undergraduate Research Conference seeks undergraduate research and/or creative works in written, poster or web-based formats from any Humanities or Social Science discipline. (Because of the pandemic, this year’s conference will be completely virtual).    

How to apply: Interested students should submit a 100-150 word email abstract of their project or presentation to madrush@jmu.edu no later than 5:00 PM Monday, February 8, 2021Abstracts should be Word files and should include author, academic major, institution, title of presentation. We welcome submission of panel sessions on related paper topics.  

Presentation Format: Students selected for the conference will be notified by email in mid-February.  Presenters will need to have access to WebEx in order to participate in what will be an all virtual conference.  

Conference Fees: Free!  

MadRush Best Paper Prizes/Publication in MadRush Undergraduate Research Journal: Students who have been accepted to present at the conference may submit their completed project for publication consideration in our undergraduate journal MadRush Undergraduate Research Journal. A group of faculty referees will select papers for publication.

The top three papers will receive monetary prizes—1st place--$100; 2nd place--$75; 3rd place--$50. The submission deadline for publication and prize consideration will be in late February. Winners will be announced at the end of the conference.

MadRush Undergraduate Research Journal

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