Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission for the 2023 Diversifying Scholarship Research Conference to be announced.

See below for abstract submission details for the 2022 conference.

The submission deadline was 11:59 pm on March 4, 2022. Submissions were open to all students, staff, faculty, and community members.

Presenters were notified of their acceptances on March 11, 2022. Prerecorded talks will be due to the conference organizers by April 11, 2022.

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 accepted two types of proposals:

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