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Graduate & Honors Research Symposium

March 30-31, 2023, Sadler Center
Call for Abstracts

To present at the 2023 Symposium use our GHRS Abstract Submission Portal (Qualtrics form).
Deadline: December 11, 2022, 11:59 p.m. (ET)

Read more about eligibility to present at the GHRS and guidelines for abstract submissions.

William & Mary invites interested scholars from W&M, VIMS, and other Virginia universities to present at the Graduate & Honors Research Symposium hosted by the Arts & Sciences Graduate Center and W&M's Charles Center for Academic Excellence. The Symposium will be held in the Sadler Center,  March 30-31, 2023 (Thursday & Friday). This distinctive educational and networking event encourages interdisciplinary exchange, bringing together students from the sciences and the humanities at William & Mary and other surrounding regional universities. Check out our past symposia programs to get a sense of the event.

About the Graduate & Honors Research Symposium

This Symposium is a distinctive educational and networking event that encourages exchange between disciplines and brings together students from William & Mary and other universities from around the region.

The Symposium, which began as the Graduate Research Symposium, is one of only a few graduate-focused conferences that is broadly themed and therefore designed to bring together graduate students from differing areas of study and from all stages of the degree process. Beginning in 2023, the Symposium will welcome W&M undergraduate Honors students in partnership with the Charles Center.  The Symposium was last held in person in 2019; it featured more than 140 poster and panel presentations by graduate students representing all eleven W&M Graduate Arts & Sciences programs plus fourteen regional institutions.  

Event History

The Graduate Research Symposium grew out of, and along with, the American Cultures Conference, an annual event launched in 2002 by William & Mary's American Studies Program. The Graduate & Honors Research Symposium is now co-hosted by the A&S Graduate Center and the Charles Center for Academic Excellence; it is organized by a dedicated group of William & Mary graduate student volunteers, and supported by the staff in the Office of Graduate Studies and the Charles Center.  

To get a sense of past GRS events, check out our past symposia programs. You may also want to explore the Virtual GRS 2020 online platform we created in Spring 2020, where presenters shared their research.

GRS in sessionGRS Poster Presentation