Call for Undergraduate Research/Projects

Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation
Call for Proposals


Deadline: March 15, 2023
Acceptance Notifications:  April 1, 2023

The Assembly of Higher Education (AHE) announces a call for research/project abstracts from undergraduate students for poster presentation at the 2023 Annual Conference. Abstracts may be submitted from research and/or course projects focused on:

  •  Advocacy & collaboration,
  • Leadership & association engagement,
  • Educational tools, trends & resources,
  • Research & scholarship, and
  • Trends & innovations.


Abstracts may address any of the FCS-related content areas:
  • Culinary arts, hospitality and tourism;
  • Education and training
  • Food science and nutrition
  • Health management and wellness
  • Housing and interior design
  • Human/child development and family relations
  • Personal and family finance
  • Textiles, apparel, and retailing
  • Sustainable practices, consumerism, and leadership principles are woven throughout content areas.

The Undergraduate Student Posters are coordinated by the AAFCS Assembly of Higher Education with funding and other support provided by Phi Upsilon Omicron, the Coordinating Council of Honor Societies, and the Council of Administrators of Family and Consumer Sciences (CAFCS).

Click here to download the Call for Research/Project Poster Presentations.

Proposal Information

Proposals should include the following information:

  • Title of Student Research/Project
  • Name of Student (include member number if an AAFCS member)
  • Name and Title of Research/Project Advisor(s)
  • Institution
  • Preferred Mailing Address
  • Email Addresses of All Authors
  • Office and/or Cell Phone Numbers of All Authors
  • Abstract of Research/Project (1-2 page maximum) Include the following:
    • Purpose
    • Objectives or Hypotheses
    • Methods
    • Results and Discussion (if available at time of submission)
    • Summary or Conclusions (if available at time of submission)

Review Information

Review Criteria:  Poster abstracts will be reviewed by a team of professionals and will be looking for:

  • Clarity of the Abstract
  • Substantive Significance of the Research/Project
  • Methodological Quality of the Research/Project Design
  • Alignment with AAFCS mission
  • Timeliness of research problem/project

Submission Information

Send the abstract of the student’s research/project by March 15, 2023 to:

LaPorchia C. Davis, PhD (
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Tennessee State University


Acceptance and Notification

Corresponding/First Authors will be notified of the status of their submission by April 1st. If your submission is accepted, one (1) of the authors must attend the conference and present the work. Poster presenters are required to register for the conference and are expected to make hotel reservations at the site hotel.

Student Stipends

A limited number of student stipends (up to $500) will be available to cover some of the costs of the experience. These stipends will be awarded on a competitive basis related to the submitted abstract and will be paid upon receipt of the reimbursement form and documentation of expenses.