Annual Graduate Research Conference (GRC)

Graduate Research Conference

2023 Graduate Research Conference: April 10 & 11

2023 registration has closed.

UNH invites you to attend or participate in the 2023 Graduate Research Conference (GRC). The GRC is an annual showcase in which 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 Holloway Commons on April 10th and 11th!  The GRC Oral Presentations will take place throughout the day on April 10th 9am-5pm at Holloway Commons. The GRC Poster Session will take place on April 11th from 3-4:30pm at Holloway Commons. 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. Stay tuned for the oral presentations schedule following the registration period.

As a part of Graduate Student Appreciation Week, all students who participate in the GRC will be offered a free meal ticket to Holloway Commons! 

Look back at the 2022 GRC

Access the 2022 GRC Media Space

See the 2022 GRC Program


GRC Oral Presentations 2023

  • Registration Deadline: Closed
  • Location: Holloway Commons - Pistcataqua, Lamprey, and Cocheco rooms (view floor maps here).
  • Date: April 10, 2023
  • Time: 9am-5pm

GRC Poster Presentation 2023

  • Registration Deadline: Closed
  • Location: Holloway Commons - Piscataqua, Cocheco, and Squamscott rooms (view floor maps here).
  • Date: April 11, 2023
  • Time: 3-4:30pm

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 up to two awards. 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. To be considered for the awards, you must contact Steve Hale at to discuss your project and eligibiliy.

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.