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Annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit

11th Annual Capitol Research Summit

February 13th, 2014 - Topeka, Kansas

Application Deadline: Monday, December 16th 2013.

The Office of Graduate Studies invites graduate students to apply to participate in the 11th Annual Capitol Research Summit.

Eight KU Lawrence campus students will be selected to join their peers from Kansas State University, The University of Kansas Medical Center, and Wichita State University in Topeka at the Capitol. The participating students will present their research in poster board format to legislators and other members of state government. Awards are sponsored by KansasBio and the participating institutions. Five additional master's students may be invited to attend a master's-only presentation session with other Kansas universities on February 12th.

To apply, please complete the online application. The application form includes an abstract of no more than 250 words. A brief explanation for the lay reader of how the research impacts and benefits the state of Kansas is also required.

Frequently asked questions:

I need help with my abstract. Where can I find advice and information?
If you need help writing the abstract, consider visiting the KU Writing Center. Additional advice may be found on the following websites:

UNC Writing Center on Abstracts
Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center on Abstracts

Why should I apply?
The Capitol Research Summit is an opportunity for a select group of graduate students to share their research with State leaders. You will also have the opportunity to visit with your peers from other Kansas research universities. And, you might even win an award!

How do I apply?
Please complete the online application prior to the deadline of 5:00 pm, Monday, December 16th, 2013. Yes, it is that easy!


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