Campus Research Day Information

About Campus Research Day

Campus Research Day has been a long-standing tradition on Southern’s campus. The event began over a decade ago when the School of Nursing set aside a day to showcase student research within its department. After the event grew to encompass nearly every academic department on campus, McKee Library took on the massive task of organizing and coordinating the event.


While we are currently planning to host the event in person, things could change based on COVID guidelines. Any changes to the format will be announced on the event website and via email.

The event will feature a research competition with scholarship money awarded to winners in three categories: humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Each of the three category winners will receive $675, and the poster session winner will receive $100. If a research group competes together for a scholarship, the original prize money amount will be split evenly among the participants. The competition will take place in the morning, with winners announced on social media by 11:00 am. Winners will then present their research at the Deans' Luncheon showcase at noon.

Event Schedule

Competition Sessions: 8:00 am to 9:15 am

Non-Competing Morning Sessions: 9:30 am to 10:45 am

Non-Competing Morning Sessions (Virtual): 10:45 am to 12pm

Deans' Lunch Competition Showcase: 12:00 pm

Poster Session: 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm.

Non-Competing Afternoon Sessions: 3:30 to 4:45 pm

Non-Competing Afternoon Sessions (Virtual): 3:30 to 4:45 pm

Submitting a Proposal

The deadline to submit a proposal is Monday, February 19, 2024.

Submission Guidelines and Additional Information

For submission requirements and more information about Campus Research Day, please visit the Call for Proposals webpage.