Call for Undergraduate Research/Projects

Deadline:  November 1, 2023  Extended to November 15, 2023
Acceptance Notifications: Mid December/Early January

The Assembly of Higher Education (AHE) announces a call for research/project proposals from undergraduate students for poster presentation at the 2024 Annual Conference. Proposals may be submitted from research and/or course projects focused on:

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access.
  • Leadership, Advocacy, and Collaboration.
  • Research and Scholarship.
  • Trends and Technology.
  • Educational Tools, Resources, and Strategies.

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

The proposal application should be submitted by the deadline using the Undergraduate Poster Presentation portal link below.  Questions regarding the proposal or submission process should be directed to Dr. Devona Dixon, 2nd Vice Chair, Assembly of Higher Education.

Acceptance and Notification

Corresponding/First Authors will be notified of the status of their submission by mid-December/early January. If your submission is accepted, at least one (1) of the authors must attend the conference to present the work. 

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.