Proposal Guidelines and Submittal



  • An undergraduate is the first author (faculty and graduate students can be authors, just not the first author)
  • Post-bac students working as professional lab assistants may also be first authors
  • The student’s poster is affiliated with the CBN or a psychology department
  • Up to two students from each institution other than GSU may present posters. Please contact if your institution would like to send more than two students.


Proposals must be in the form of an abstract of the project.  Proposals may address any area of psychology and/or the scientific study of human development. The research may be completed or in progress.  If the research is in progress there must be data analysis of the already-collected data.

Proposals from the same lab must make clearly distinct contributions.  The titles and wording of the abstracts, should be easily differentiated.  If proposals from the same lab are too similar, at the discretion of the PURC director, only the first proposal submitted will be accepted.

Appropriate Proposal Format

Proposals should be in the form of an abstract and should be a maximum of 250 words. Generally, the abstract serves as a summation of the project and will include the overall phenomenon of interest or research question, methods, results, and conclusion for the project. If your project is not yet completed, indicate what the preliminary results show and what further analyses you plan to do. Abstracts will appear in the printed program for the conference and are one element on which the prizes are based.

Submitting the Proposal

Proposals will be accepted from October 8-12, 2018.

Submit Proposal: October 8-12