Annual Graduate Research Conference (GRC)

Graduate Research Conference

2023 Graduate Research Conference: April 10 & 11

UNH invites you to attend or participate in the 2022 Graduate Research Conference (GRC). The GRC is an annual showcase in which over 200 UNH graduate students from all academic disciplines present their work and research over the course of two days. Whether you're a participant or an attendee, the environment is electric and you'll almost certainly learn something new. The GRC is open to any graduate student or postdoc at UNH who would like to present research in either poster or oral form.

Schedules and Presentations

The 2023 Graduate Research Conference will be held in person at the Hamel Recreation Center on April 10th and 11th!  The GRC Poster Session (includes catered snacks and cash bar) will take place on April 11th 3-4:30pm at Holloway Commons.

The GRC Oral Presentations will take place throughout the day on April 10th from 9am-4pm at Holloway Commons.

Access the 2022 GRC Media Space

See the 2022 GRC Program

As a part of Graduate Student Appreciation Week, all students presenting a poster or oral presentation will have access to free vouchers worth $10.00 at either Holloway Commons or the Big Bean! These will be available for pickup at the Hamel Recreation Center on both days of the GRC. If you cannot participate in the GRC this year but still want to share your work, there will be an online media space where you can upload your poster or presentation. You are still required to register. 

The 2022 GRC registration deadline is March 18th. Click here to register for the 2022 GRC.

GRC Poster Presentation

  • Registration Deadline: TBD
  • Location: Holloway Commons
  • Date: April 11, 2022
  • Time: 3-4:30pm

GRC Oral Presentations

  • Registration Deadline: TBD
  • Location: Holloway Commons
  • Date: April 10, 2022
  • Time: 9am-4pm

Leitzel Center Awards

The UNH Joan and James Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science and Engineering Education are specific awards presented each year at the GRC. The awards recognize exemplary STEM education and outreach presented at the GRC. The Leitzel Center will make two awards - one for an oral presentation and one for a poster presentation. Awards selection is based on the presenter’s demonstration of a significant contribution in at least one of two key areas:

  1. Graduate student contributions made in the design and implementation of STEM education research projects, which advance our understanding of STEM education.
  2. Graduate student contributions made in the design and implementation of STEM education outreach projects, which directly impact STEM teachers, instructors and faculty or STEM students of all ages through the application of enhanced STEM content or pedagogies.

Each Award is worth $500 to the winners. Questions about the Center and eligibility for these awards can be directed to Steve Hale. If you're interested in being considered for an award and meet the eligibility requirements, please indicate so in the appropriate field on the GRC registration form when registering for the conference.

Sustainability Awards

The UNH Sustainability Institute is sponsoring awards for research that contributes to a more sustainable future. Sustainability, the collective commitment to human dignity for all people and ecological integrity in all places, is fundamental to the public good and is a core UNH value. The awards will recognize research that spans a diverse set of disciplines and topics, contributing to one (or more) of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Two $500 awards are available, one for a poster and one for an oral presentation. You will have the opportunity to indicate if you want to be considered for the awards during registration.

Getting Help

Questions on the conference, registration or in general should be emailed to the Grad School Deans office or call (603) 862-3005. You can also stop by the Graduate School Deans Office at Thompson Hall, Room 118, with any questions. Accessibility accommodation requests may be directed to the Office of the Associate Vice President for Research and Outreach Scholarship at (603) 862-2488.

Also, students in need of poster creation help are encouraged to visit the Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) website for helpful tips and strategies.