Prepare for the Showcase of Graduate Student Scholarship and Creative Activities (AKA: The Grad Showcase), scheduled for April 17, 2024 in the Hall of Presidents. Join your fellow graduate students for a day of research and scholarship, in which you share your achievements with the JMU community. There will be oral research presentations, followed by poster presentations and culminating in a Recognition Reception. 

Call for Proposals: 

Currently enrolled graduate students in master’s, doctoral, Ed.S., or graduate certificate programs are invited to submit proposals for an oral or poster presentation, visual or musical performance, at the annual Showcase of Graduate Student Scholarship & Creative Activities.  Proposals are due Monday, March 11, 2024, and may include graduate student research or creative projects highlighting the many ways JMU graduate students are contributing to their disciplines. Proposed presentations may take many forms including the use of narrative, performance, visual aids, multi-media, audio, and other elements appropriate to the project topic and discipline. Projects that have been previously presented at professional conferences are welcome. 

Proposals should include the following information:

  • 400-500 word abstract or description of the project
  • Brief statement of the project’s contribution or relevance to its discipline
  • Preferred presentation format (poster, oral presentation, musical or art presentation)
  • Faculty Advisor Information (please inform your advisor of your proposal submission)
  • Permission to present from all project authors and co-authors

Presentation format:

Effort is made to allow all students who wish to present to do so.  You may be asked to change your presentation format if we are unable to accommodate your presentation. 

Oral presentations take place in the morning between 8 am and noon. The length of oral presentations is limited to 15 minutes.

  • Poster presentations take place in the afternoon between 1 and 4 pm.
  • Music presentations typically take place during the Awards Reception between 5 and 7 pm, although other arrangements may be made schedule permitting.
  • Other types of presentations may be scheduled throughout the event if accommodations can be made.

Submit your proposal here:

by March 11.


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