Call for Abstracts

Submit an abstract for the sixth annual Diversifying Scholarship Research Conference, which will be held virtually on April 21, 2023!

Click here to submit an abstract until 11:59 pm on March 3, 2023. Submissions are open to all students, staff, faculty, and community members.

Presenters will be notified of their acceptances on March 13, 2023. Prerecorded talks will be due to the conference organizers by April 7, 2023.

Click here to register (free) for the conference.

Research Topics


In general, we seek abstracts focused on one or more of the research topics below, which can and should be broadly defined. We are interested in diverse and far-reaching proposals, so if you are unsure whether your topic fits, feel free to email us your topic and we will advise. 

  • Understudied populations (e.g., literature authored by queer or racial/ethnic minority groups; study participants part of understudied populations)
  • Best practices to promote inclusivity in higher education, social services, or medical care
  • Issues related to social justice
  • Promoting retention and success among underrepresented students
  • Issues of inequality or discrimination as they relate to gender, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, sexuality, or immigration (inc. mechanisms, prevalence, and interventions to narrow inequality)

We accept presentations from across the arts, social sciences, physical sciences, medical sciences, human services, implementation sciences (e.g., diversity programs), education, and beyond.

Presentation Format


All presentations will be given over Zoom. This year we will accept two types of proposals:

  • Blitz Talk (5 minutes)
  • Presentation Talk (10-12 minutes)