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International Research Conference

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The Graduate College at Texas State University is hosting the Ninth Annual International Research Conference for Graduate Students on November 7–8, 2017. The conference will take place on the beautiful Texas State campus, located between Austin and San Antonio. 

The conference is an opportunity for graduate students from various fields to present their original research findings. Students will receive feedback on their presentations from experienced faculty members. Master’s and doctoral students from all disciplines are encouraged to participate. The conference is free and open to all graduate students currently enrolled in colleges and universities. Although presentations are limited to graduate students, interested undergraduate students are also invited to attend. 


Though the conference is free, all participants and attendees are required to register.

  Call for Papers

Graduate students interested in presenting research papers on panel or poster sessions must submit an abstract by Friday, September 29, 2017 and will be notified by Monday, October 16. All accepted abstracts will be published online. Students may attend the conference even if they do not submit an abstract.

  Research Paper Contest

The Graduate College will recognize the winners of the top master’s and the top doctoral research papers by Texas State students with a certificate and $500 each. Texas State students interested in participating in the research paper contest must submit a summary of their completed research paper in addition to the standard abstract by Friday, September 29, 2017

  Faculty Participation

  • Panel Proposals: NEW in 2017, the conference will be accepting panel proposals from faculty members only. The panels must consist entirely of graduate students and have a faculty member serve as chair. Papers on a panel may be from the same program/academic field. If they are from different programs, they must be thematically connected. Panel proposals must be submitted by Friday, September 29, 2017.
  • Panel Chair Requests: Would you like to chair one of our graduate student panels? If so, please submit the panel chair request form by Friday, September 29, 2017.


The conference opening will will feature a distinguished research panel and the reception and poster session on Tuesday, November 7. Concurrent panel sessions and the keynote address and awards luncheon will take place on Wednesday, November 8.

Experience the 2016 International Research Conference or other past conferences:

  If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate, please contact 512.245.2281 at least 72 hours in advance of the event.

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