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In 2008, a new tradition of celebrating and showcasing academic accomplishments was established through Research Day. Over the years, it has evolved into a week-long event filled with multidisciplinary presentations, demonstrations, and lectures. At the University of the Incarnate Word, we take pride in our research and know that through our search for and communication of truth, we become stronger in educating “concerned and enlightened citizens within the global community.”

UIW Research Week 2020: Thinking Across Borders

March 30-April 3, 2020

Call for Abstracts

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies invites all UIW researchers, scholars and artists to submit abstracts or artist’s statements describing their completed projects to be part of UIW Research Week 2020. Faculty, staff and students (undergraduate, graduate and professional) are welcome to submit abstracts. In keeping with the year’s theme, we especially encourage the submission of projects showcasing interdisciplinary, interprofessional and/or international work. Projects presented elsewhere over the last academic year are welcome. All accepted abstracts and artist’s statements will be published in the Proceedings and archived in The Athenaeum.

Submit Abstracts Here

Deadline for submissions: Friday, January 24, 2020 at midnight
Notification will be made by Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Poster and Podium Presentation Submission Guidelines

    The poster presentation is open to any discipline and will include a formal poster session.

    Podium presentations are open to those who feel their discipline or area of study is better-suited to podium presentations. Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes.

    1. The body text (not to include contact information) of any submission must not exceed 500 words.
    2. Submission abstracts should include descriptions of: the purpose, rationale and significance, methodology and findings.
    3. Do not submit an abstract for planned work. The abstract should describe work that has already been completed, not work that is planned for the interval between abstract submission and presentation.
    4. Submissions must be made via Submittable on the provided online forms.
    5. All relevant sections must be completed. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
    6. Provide the complete title of your work as you wish it to appear in the Proceedings.
    7. List authors in the order in which you wish them to appear in the Proceedings.
    8. Please check all text for errors before submitting. The quality of your submission (misspellings, grammatical errors, incomplete sentences) will strongly impact scoring.
    9. Submissions are selected through blinded peer review by faculty committee.
  • Performing Arts and Visual Arts Presentation Guidelines

    Performing arts submissions are open to any musical, spoken, or theatrical performance. Submissions must be original works by the artist or a presentation/discussion of existing pieces. Please see submission form for additional performance information.

    Visual arts submissions are open to any medium lending itself to a gallery setting, including short films. Submissions must be original works by the artist. Please see submission form for additional display information.

    1. The body text (not to include contact information) of any submission must not exceed 500 words.
    2. Artist’s statements should include descriptions of the following: a descriptive statement of the work; its importance to your discipline and the community; any historical, cultural, or personal significance of the work(s); and any relevant details regarding workmanship or materials.
    3. Any attachments (e.g., photographs, video, audio) must be included at the time of submission.
    4. Submissions must be made via Submittable on the provided online forms.
    5. All relevant sections must be completed. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
    6. Provide the complete title of your work as you wish it to appear in the Proceedings.
    7. List authors in the order in which you wish them to appear in the Proceedings.
    8. Please check all text for errors before submitting. The quality of your submission (misspellings, grammatical errors, incomplete sentences) will strongly impact scoring.
    9. Submissions are selected through blinded peer review by faculty committee.
  • Service Learning and Engaged Scholarship Presentation Guidelines

    The 2020 Service Learning Showcase will be held during Research Week on Monday, March 30 starting at 9 am. UIW community members, that is faculty, students, and staff are invited to share podium presentations or posters submissions that demonstrate service learning and engaged scholarship. We seek best practices, examples, theories, scholarship, and grant writing skills related to all aspects of service learning.

    Service Learning at UIW includes community service which a) is required in the class or the program, b) is completed to better understand course or program content, c) reflects concern for the well-being of the community, and d) helps students to reflect, find meaning in their lives, and keep engaged to be good citizens in the future. To see examples of Showcase presentations for the last three years, see the Faculty Service Learning Showcase.

    To learn more, see the service and service learning guidelines.

    1. Presentations may take the following forms:
      1. Podium presentations for 10 minutes with 5 minutes for questions
      2. Poster presentations showing service learning experiences
    2. The body text (not to include contact information) of any submission must not exceed 500 words.
    3. Submissions must be made via Submittable on the provided online form.
    4. All relevant sections must be completed. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
    5. Provide the complete title of your work as you wish it to appear in the Proceedings.
    6. List authors in the order in which you wish them to appear in the Proceedings.
    7. Please check all text for errors before submitting.
    8. Submissions are selected by faculty committee.

  • Co-Authorship Guidelines

    Each individual listed as author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for their contributions to the content (Clever, et al., 1997). More specifically, authorship should be credited to the individuals who contributed in all three areas of

    1. Conception and design of the project or analysis and interpretation of data
    2. Drafting the presentation or making critical revisions for significant intellectual content
    3. Approval of final version to be presented

    All three of the criteria should be met in order for an individual to be listed as an author. Individuals who contribute solely to general supervision, funding, or collecting data do not sufficiently satisfy the criteria for authorship (Clever, et al., 1997).

    Contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the acknowledgements of the final presentation. Including an author who has not contributed significantly to the work is considered a breach of appropriate authorship.

Contact Information

If you have questions or need assistance with preparation or submission, please contact:
Alejandra Escobar
Graduate Assistant for the Office of Research and Graduate Studies
(210) 283-6378 or alescoba@student.uiwtx.edu.


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