Annual Research Conference

Earlham College
Sixth Annual Research Conference (ARC)
April 13-15, 2015

Earlham’s Sixth Annual Research Conference (ARC) will be held April 13-15, 2015. The ARC is designed to showcase the work of Earlham students from all disciplines, as the purpose of research and creative activity is to share our work with the larger academic community.

This conference will allow students working on Ford-Knight projects, senior projects, independent research projects, or even first-year research projects to have a supportive and receptive audience for the presentation for their work. Thus, students from every major, field, department and program are invited to submit proposals for presentations and performances. During the conference, students will share their work in panels organized by topic or through poster presentations.

Research Grant Awards:

Grant funds totaling $1,250 are available for expenses related to research such as books, equipment, supplies, traveling expenses and copying costs. No project will be awarded more than $250. Requests for smaller awards are encouraged. All students who receive a research grant award will be expected to present their work at the 2015 conference. The deadline to submit a proposal for a grant award is February 2, 2015.

Complete the grant application at:

Information needed includes contact information for all students involved and a faculty sponsor, a title, a proposal (250-500 words), and a budget justification. Faculty approval is required before you submit an application.

Successful applications will explain their project clearly, with sufficient detail, and without jargon, such that reviewers from other departments can understand both the intentions and importance of proposed project. Budgets must be clearly outlined and justified. For example, requesting $100 for printing will be judged less favorably than explaining how much a single copy costs and why you expect to make that number of copies. If you are requesting software or books, you need to explain why available software on campus is not sufficient or why the books cannot be borrowed from the library or through interlibrary loan.

Proposals will be judged based on organization and clarity of the proposal, importance and feasibility of the project, and justification of the budget.

Poster -presentations -2013-69Submitting an Abstract for Presentation:

Early bird submissions are due on December 15, 2014. All abstracts are due by February 16, 2015.

Find presentation submission link and information at

Important Deadlines:

December 15, 2014 – Early bird submission deadline

February 2, 2015 — Last day to submit proposal for grant award

February 16, 2015 — Last day to submit abstract for conference

April 13-15, 2015 — Conference

Have a Question Regarding
Annual Research Conference?

Rachael Reavis
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology


2015 Event Program

2014 Event Program

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