Annual Graduate Research Conference (GRC)

Graduate Research Conference
The 2024 Graduate Research Conference Coming on April 15th and 16th!

2024 GRC Schedule of Events - Program (PDF)

UNH invites you to attend or participate in the 2024 Graduate Research Conference (GRC). The UNH GRC is an annual showcase in which UNH graduate students from all academic disciplines present their work and research on campus over the course of two days. There are both oral presentations and poster sessions every year. Whether you're a participant or an attendee, the environment is electric and you'll almost certainly learn something new. The UNH GRC is open to any graduate student or postdoc at UNH who would like to present research in either poster or oral form. Registration typically opens in February.

GRC Oral Presentations 2024

  • When: April 15th from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Where: Holloway Commons -  Squamscott, Piscataqua, Lamprey, and Cocheco rooms (view floor maps)


GRC Poster Presentation 2024

  • When: April 16th from 3:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Where: Holloway Commons - Piscataqua, Cocheco, and Squamscott rooms (view floor maps).


Leitzel Center Awards

The UNH Joan and James Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science and Engineering Education are specific awards presented each year at the UNH GRC. The awards recognize exemplary STEM education and outreach presented at the UNH 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.

Look back at the 2023 UNH GRC

Want to know what went on with the 2023 UNH Graduate Research Conference? Then check out the links below for more information!