Undergraduate Research Conference on Health and Society
Providence College: Saturday, April 4, 2020. 8:00-4:30pm
Call for Papers!
Attention undergraduate researchers and writers! Submit a 200-word abstract of your project to be considered for inclusion in the 11th Annual Providence College Undergraduate Research Conference on Health and Society. This is a great opportunity for advanced undergraduates who are engaged in significant research or writing projects. This interdisciplinary conference welcomes paper proposals from all areas of inquiry that address topics related to health, health care, or health policy, including Anthropology, Biomedical Ethics, Community Health, Economics, Health Care Management, Health Policy, History, Literature, Political Science, Public Health, and Sociology. Abstracts are peer reviewed on a competitive basis by a joint student-faculty selection committee. Accepted participants orally present their research on a panel moderated by a discussant. Additionally, all participants will have the opportunity to publish their work through PC’s Digital Commons. Examples of papers from past conferences can be viewed in the Digital Commons. Abstracts can be submitted via Google Form by February 15, 2020.
An online repository of student presentations from past conferences can be found at the PC Library’s Digital Commons site. Papers are organized by panel topic. Each year, we will add student papers to this site, providing students with the ability to share their work with a wider audience beyond those in attendance at the conference. Presenters interested in publishing their papers online should contact Elizabeth Tietjen, the College’s Digital Publishing Services Coordinator.
Traveling to Providence
Providence is easily accessible by air, rail, or car. Thanks to the generous support of the Canavan Family Fund, we are able to offer a limited number of travel stipends to presenters visiting Providence from outside of New England. If you are interested in applying for travel support, please email the conference coordinator. Click here for Maps and Directions.
All presenters will receive link to a Google Forms registration form via email. Please respond at your earliest convenience so that we can finalize panel listings. The registration fee for the conference is $20 for presenters and $10 for non-presenters (non-presenters only need to register if they choose to attend the conference luncheon; admission to all conference presentations is free for students, friends, and family members. Registration will be held in the Ruane Center for the Humanities beginning at 8:00am on the day of the conference. A brunch buffet and catered lunch will be served in Ruane for all conference participants. Students or faculty interested in attending the conference should email the conference coordinator to register.