Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Student Research Presentation Events & Opportunities

UNI Conferences and Symposiums


CHAS Graduate Student Research Symposium

The College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences (CHAS) hosts an annual Graduate Student Research Symposium. The symposium highlights top-notch student work at the master's level. It is typically held in the spring semester. Contact the CHAS office for more information.

Counselor Education Research and Scholars Symposium - Graduate Counseling Program

The Graduate Program in Counseling hosts their annual Counselor Education Scholars' Symposium on UNI's campus. The event is sponsored by the Chi Sigma Iota Chapter (CSI) which is the International Counseling Honorary Society at UNI. The symposium is an exit requirement for graduates in the counseling program.

CSBS Student Research Conference

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) hosts an annual Student Research & Engagement Conference, typically in the spring semester. This conference features oral and poster presentations by students, as well as a keynote speaker. Information about the conference can be found at

Graduate College Research Symposium

The Graduate Student Research Symposium is annually held in the spring semester in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Poster and oral presentations are given, as well as creative performances. 

Honors Research Conference

Senior honors students and presidential scholars will present their thesis research projects at the annual Honors Research Conference. Additional information can be found at

Sigma Xi Student Research Conference

The UNI chapter of Sigma Xi has sponsored a student research conference since 1994. The conference is in the form of a poster session and will be judged for the best posters in the graduate and undergraduate categories. All students, undergraduate and graduate, that have been working on a scientific project are invited to present a poster. 



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Intercollegiate Academics Fund (IAF)

    The Intercollegiate Academics Fund (IAF), funded by student fees, supports intercollegiate experiences by reimbursing students for registration fees and travel costs. Specific parameters, guidelines and application forms are available at