Deadline Extended! Call for Submissions, Simmons Graduate Symposium 2014

Moving Forward: Transforming the Way We Think

Call for Papers for Simmons Graduate Symposium

Simmons GSLIS Graduate Symposium is dedicated to providing a way for graduate students to experience presenting their research at a professional level symposium. We are currently accepting submissions for the 2014 Simmons Graduate Symposium. Although this Symposium is sponsored and presented by GSLIS, all graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals.

Proposal Submission Guidelines


Any graduate student in any program at Simmons College


The proposal committee is asking for 250 words summarizing the topic of your research, its intended direction/scope, and your argument.

Please use a standardized style manual to format your document

Needs to be original research, though you may use a paper from a class or your thesis paper

Please consider that you will need to present this at the Symposium


Submissions must be made electronically as an attachment

Approved file format types: PDF, .doc, and .docx

Review Process and Selection

All abstracts will be reviewed by a committee of your fellow graduate students.


Those who are approved will receive a packet of information regarding expectations, paper guidelines, tips for presenting, etc.

A list of professors willing to provide guidance to Symposium participants will also be made available post approval.

Important Dates

Proposal Deadline: Sunday, 5 January 2014

            Approval Notification: TBD

Conference Date: Saturday, 5 April 2014


Please submit your proposals and any questions/concerns regarding proposal submissions to:

Giselle Delotch -

Please ensure that your subject line reads: