Research and Conference Information

There are many excellent opportunities both on and off campus for students to do research and to present at conferences.

Grand Valley On-Campus Opportunities

Student Scholars Day

Student Scholars Day (SSD) is held annually to celebrate the scholarship and creative work performed by GVSU students. The day showcases faculty-mentored student work, shared through many venues, including (but not limited to) oral presentations, discussion and panel sessions, fine arts exhibits and performances, and poster presentations. Held in early April.

Student Summer Scholars

The Student Summer Scholars Program (S3) provides funds for a student and faculty mentor to devote twelve weeks to a research and/or creative project during the spring/summer semester. Generally, S3 Grants provide a student stipend, faculty stipend, and a small budget for supplies. Deadline is mid-January.

Modified Student Summer Scholars

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship is pleased to announce a new grant opportunity for the summer of 2013. The Modified Summer Scholar (MS3) program provides an opportunity for lower division or first year transfer students to participate in a structured research experience under the guidance of a faculty mentor. This experience would vary from the traditional S3 in the duration, as well as the depth/scope of the research project.

Grand Valley Journal of History

The Grand Valley Journal of History (GVJH) is a student run publication that provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to publish their research in the field of history. GVJH is a history journal for all majors.

Off-Campus Opportunities


Get Published! Seeking Original Honors Art, Literature, & Photography

In Fall 2013 The Kent State University Honors College will be seeking content for inclusion in the Spring 2014 edition of Brainchild from Honors students throughout the Midwest Honors region.

Brainchild is an art and literary magazine created and edited by Honors students with all content created by Honors students.

If you are interested in having your work appear in the upcoming edition, visit beginning in Fall 2013 for more details.

Honors Aisthesis Journal Submissions

Aisthesis Honors Journal is a cross-disciplinary selection of work from Honors students around the country. The journal accepts research projects, essays, poetry, fictional stories, photographs, graphic art, etc. from every major and discipline of Honors students like you, who are either current Honors students or enrolling in Honors classes. Aisthesis offers an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to be published in a respectable, student-produced journal, providing a mark of personal achievement and pride.

Submissions for the journal are accepted year-round, but the deadline for the next issue is Wednesday, November 6rd. Please send your submission electronically to this email address,, along with the title, your name, and your affiliated university. Submitted written work should not exceed 5,000 words, and text files in Word or plain-text format are preferred. After the submission deadline, a student editorial committee will blindly review submissions. Questions or concerns about submission requirements, publication process, or any other aspects of the journal may be directed at myself as well.

Journal of First-Year Honors Composition Submissions

The Journal of First-Year Honors Composition (FYHC) solicits contributions from FYHC student writers, teachers, course directors, writing program administrators, and interested others.

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Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research

The editorial team seeks submissions from undergraduates for the new Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research. Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research is a refereed, multi-disciplinary, online undergraduate journal open to all undergraduate students in the U.S. and across the globe. The journal is dedicated to publishing the intellectual and reflective work by undergraduates on service learning, community-based research, and all related curriculum- and/or research-based public community engagement activities. These go by many additional names, such as community-based learning, public scholarship, publicly-engaged learning/teaching, etc. The editorial team of Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research encourages undergraduates to pursue their own intellectual projects and to join the academic conversation.

We invite submissions in six categories: (1) reflective essays, (2) analytical essays, (3) research done for a community organization in the form given to that organization, accompanied by a short, reflective essay, (4) research articles, (5) open category, and (6) response to previously published articles.

Please direct all inquiries and questions to the editor, Dr. Laurie Grobman, at

The Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters

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Additional Opportunities

Look for opportunities to present at these regional conferences.

Mideast Regional Honors Conference

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