Summer Scholars Program Manuscript/Final Report Submission

Submission Procedure

The abstract is a brief summary of your paper in about 250 words. The purpose of your research needs to be communicated in one to two sentences. For empirical research, also include a statement about the methodology used or the experimental design followed. The abstract should conclude with several sentences summarizing the primary results and conclusions. For papers in the humanities, include a statement regarding the major thesis and a sentence for each of the primary ideas explained in the paper. Be sure to check with your mentor about what is common practice in your field.

Research Paper Length
Each final paper should be of publishable quality. Generally, papers are between 1500 and 4000 words, including references. There is no limit on the number of figures and tables in a paper, though professional standards apply. Please note that humanities and social science papers tend to be much lengthier. Consult with your faculty mentor about the appropriate length for your discipline.

Research Format
Papers should conform to the manuscript and documentation format appropriate to the student's discipline (APA, IEEE, MLA, CBE, Chicago, etc.), including the labeling and construction of figures and tables.

References (Works Cited)
All sources referred to (or cited) in your paper must be listed at the end. The format used for this listing should reflect common practice in your field.

Plans for Dissemination
All plans for conferences, presentations, or publication must be included as part of the final report. Submission to Grand Valley State University's Institutional Repository, Scholar Works, is required. You may submit your entire Final Project Report, or your abstract.

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Scholar Information

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Faculty Mentor Information

Manuscript/Final Report Information & Upload

The Student Summer Scholars Program is excited to be a part of Grand Valley State University's opportunity to share faculty and student research through the institutional repository, called ScholarWorks. Please review the ScholarWorks Policy.

Please help us showcase your research further by reading, signing, and returning this form. You may submit your work by using the ScholarWorks self-submit feature. Additionally, see the Institutional Repository for OURS Summer Scholar Programs here: ScholarWorks at GVSU

Plans for Dissemination
All plans for conferences, presentations, or publication must be included:

  • Conference Name
  • Conference Location
  • Conference Dates
  • Publication Titles
  • Anticipated Dates for Publication Submission

Submit your manuscript/final report here.

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