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Call for Research Abstracts: 2021 Annual Conference

By AAFCS Team posted 02-26-2021 01:33 AM


Deadline Extended:  March 31, 2021

The Community of Colleges, Universities & Research (CUR) and the Assembly of Higher Education (AHE) announce a call for research abstracts for either an oral or poster presentation at the 2021 Annual Conference.

Selection Criteria for Abstracts
Abstracts will be judged in accordance with the following criteria:  (1) Significance and originality of the research; (2) purpose and rationale clearly stated; (3) soundness of the research design/methodology; (4) findings/results clearly stated; (5) relevance of the implications and conclusions; and (6) clarity and organization of written abstract, including meeting all requirements listed below.

Acceptance for presentation, either poster or oral, obligates the author to register for and attend the 2021 Annual Conference.  Abstracts from the conference will be published in proceedings on the Family and Consumer Sciences Research Center website.

Abstract Submission

Poster and/or oral submissions are due by 11:59 PM EST on March 31.  Submissions will be peer-reviewed, and applicants will be notified by April 30.  The submission requires the completion of the online Research Abstract Application and submission via email of two (2) abstracts (one blinded and one with author(s) information).  The abstracts should be submitted as Microsoft Word files (12 point font) and adhere to the specified guidelines. The two files should be emailed to

Research Abstract Application:

Abstract Guidelines
Click here to access the abstract guidelines and additional information regarding proceedings and graduate research submissions. 

Please share this information with your colleagues and graduate students.   If you have questions, feel free to email  The Oral and Poster Research Sessions at the annual conference are great opportunities to share your research!