Each year, The Office of International Education announces a call for submissions for the International Research Poster Session. Held in conjunction with the Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy sponsored by ORSP, this event is held annually in the fall.

Along with supporting promising international research, the overall aim of the poster session is to encourage and showcase international research among faculty members from all disciplines. Two projects presented at the poster session are awarded a $1,500 Marquette International Research Award by a peer review panel.

December 2, 2014
1-3:30 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Union, Ballrooms
Reception to follow

Tentative Deadlines:
October 1, 2014 – Submit the Intent to Participate form to erin.lemoine@marquette.edu
November 3, 2014 –Submit your abstract and grant letter (if applicable) to erin.lemoine@marquette.edu



In order to participate in the International Research Poster Session, projects must fulfill the following requirements.

  1. A Marquette faculty member must be attached to the research project as the principal investigator, although graduate research assistants are welcome to present at the poster session on behalf of the faculty member.
  2. Projects must have an international component that is fully integrated into the research and plays a critical role to its success. More specifically, it is preferred that the research is either based, has subject matter, or has direct real-world applications outside of the United States.
  3. Projects must describe work that will take place in the next 12 months. These projects can be ongoing, and faculty members are encouraged to describe past research results, but all projects must contain a "next step" proposal.
  4. A poster representative must be present for the entire poster session to be eligible for awards.
  5. Each project is limited to one poster.

Step #1: Submit Intent to Participate Form - DEADLINE EXTENDED!! Due Oct. 20, 2014

Please complete and submit the Intent to Participate Form below to erin.lemoine@marquette.edu by October 1. This form simply indicates your intent to participate in the International Research Poster Session.

Step #2: Submit Abstract - due November 3, 2014

Please submit your abstract to erin.lemoine@marquette.edu by November 3. Abstracts must clearly contain the following information:

  1. Project Title
  2. Faculty Name(s) and Department(s)
  3. Overview and Goals of the Project
  4. Description of International Component
  5. Significance/Purpose
  6. Forward Thinking/Innovation
  7. References (if applicable)

Format Requirements:

Step #3: Submit Grant Application Letter - due November 3, 2014

The Office of International Education will award two $1,500 grants as selected by a panel of peer judges selected from across the university. These awards can be used for international travel, supplies or other services required in conducting the research. Funds must be used in the fiscal year from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. These are cost-reimbursable awards: an awardees' department will be reimbursed by OIE using an expenditure transfer.

If you wish to be considered for one of these two grant awards, you must submit a separate grant application letter along with your abstract to erin.lemoine@marquette.edu by November 3, 2014. Your letter should be written in a business letter format and must follow the guidelines below:

The judging will take place during the poster session and judges will have advance access to your abstract and separate grant application letter. Judges will review posters and projects, rotating from presenter to presenter. Presenters must be in attendance when judges visit their poster to be eligible for awards.

Projects will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Development of research question or problem
  2. General innovation of research approach
  3. Contribution to existing knowledge
  4. Integration of international component
  5. Potential for future impact (publication, conference presentation, meaningful action, etc.)
  6. Impact of grant funds toward research


Poster Guidelines

Posters and projects will be presented during the poster session. Posters are meant to be visual aids for researchers to help present their project in person, not necessarily a comprehensive presentation in themselves.

In creating your poster, keep in mind the following recommendations:

  1. Poster backing board will be provided. This poster board is 30” x 40” and your poster should fit within those dimensions.
  2. Posters can be a variety of formats, from hand-made layouts to fully printed pages.
  3. Print should be readable three to six feet away.
  4. A number of programs can be used to design posters, including MS Publisher, MS PowerPoint and Adobe InDesign.
  5. Printed posters can be done at any regular print shop, including Kinkos and Office Depot. Color posters are more expensive than black and white posters. The Biological Sciences Department also has a large scale printer that can be used on a limited basis for a small fee.

For advice on poster preparation or printing, contact Erin LeMoine at erin.lemoine@marquette.edu.

Important Note on Proprietary and Confidential Information
As this is a campus-wide event, the university is taking no special measures to safeguard the confidentiality of materials being presented. Additionally, photographers and/or videographers will be at the event. If your project involves confidential or proprietary materials, including those provided by third parties (e.g., the subject of a Material Transfer Agreement) or if your project involves patentable subject matter, contact Sherri Kirsch in ORSP at sherri.kirsch@marquette.edu or x8-5329 to ensure that your presentation does not result in public disclosure.