FAQ

Submitting a proposal

1. Why should I submit a proposal to Student Research Conference (SRC)?
Submitting a proposal to SRC allows you to gain experience presenting your own work at an academic conference as well as to receive constructive feedback on your research ideas and works-in-progress. In addition, you’ll get to meet peers from around the country engaged in exciting research.

2. Who submits to SRC?
SRC receives proposal submissions from advanced undergraduates, master’s students, and doctoral students from institutions across the country.

3. What is required of me to submit? And what is required on day of?
To submit to SRC, you only need to complete a basic form on the conference website (src.gse.harvard.edu), which asks you to briefly share: an abstract, a short blurb about your presentation (for the conference program), and a rationale for including your research in the conference. On the day of SRC (April 6, 2018), presenters will be assigned a specific presentation slot. Presentation slots will be 90 minutes. Registration at the conference will occur from 8am to 9am.

4. What support is there for writing my proposal?
You may also contact the SRC team (HarvardSRC2019@gmail.com) with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your proposal. 

5. What kinds of research are presented at SRC?
SRC receives proposals on many different types of educational research. We accept proposals on any education topic utilizing either qualitative or quantitative methods. While some submitted research is on-going, other research is completed and has been presented previously.

6. What is the difference between a panel, roundtable, and poster presentation?
• A panel is a more formal presentation of the panelists’ research. Each panelist will get to share his or her research and then engage in conversation with the other panelists.

• A roundtable discussion is similar to a panel in that the presenters will share their original research but also get to engage in a conversation with audience members on a given topic related to the original research presented.

• A poster session allows presenters to share their research through a poster display. Poster presenters will share their research with attendees walking through the poster displays. 

7. Can I submit and possibly present more than one proposal?
Absolutely! If you have more than one piece of research that you would like to share at SRC you may submit two individual proposals.

8. What kinds of feedback will I get on my proposal?
You will receive concrete individual feedback to help you strengthen and prepare for your presentation. We will ask most presenters to address this feedback and resubmit prior to presenting. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions directly to reviewers.

9. What is the deadline for submitting a proposal?
Proposals for 2019 SRC are due by midnight (EST) on February 1, 2019.

Attending SRC

1. Why should I attend SRC?
By attending SRC, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations about a variety of topics in educational research. You will also have the chance to interact with young scholars of educational research from across the country.

2. Who attends SRC?
Anyone who is interested in educational research may attend SRC! Many SRC attendees are graduate students but we also welcome undergraduate students, education professionals, community members, and anyone else interested in attending. Last year, participants came from over 30 institutions from around North America. 

3. Where do I register to attend?
You may register on the SRC 2019 website, which is http://src.gse.harvard.edu.

4. What is the deadline for registering to attend SRC?
The deadline to register online to attend SRC is March 1, 2019.

5. Do I have to preregister for specific sessions at the conference?
No, you do not need to preregister for specific sessions. You may choose whichever sessions seem of most interest to you after reading through the program.

6. Will there be food?
There will be a light breakfast and lunch served to all attendees. The conference’s keynote speaker will speak during the lunch.