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CALL FOR PAPERS & POSTERS
11th Annual Graduate Student Conference
April 15-16, 2011 Washington, DC 

The Organizing Committee of the STGlobal Consortium is now welcoming submission of abstracts for papers and/or posters to be presented at the 11th Annual STGlobal Conference for graduate student researchers.  
Consortium Profile: The STGlobal Consortium is an international, interdisciplinary organization of leading graduate programs in science and technology policy (STP) and science and technology studies (STS). The STGlobal conference, presented in collaboration with our Mission Partners, develops emerging S&T scholars and fosters mutual understanding in the S&T community.

Topics:  

Abstracts are welcome on issues relevant to science and technology policy (STP); science and technology studies (STS); and related fields including but not limited to health, energy and environment, space, information and communications, innovation, education, and ethical, legal and social implications of science and technology.

Eligible Presenters:  

Open only to students enrolled in a Masters, Masters-equivalent, or Ph.D. program at the time of submitting an abstract, for work performed while enrolled in that program. Recent graduates who were enrolled students at the time of submitting an abstract are eligible to present at the conference.

What to Expect: 

Student presenters will receive constructive feedback on their research, learn about related research in other disciplines, and build national and international connections with one another, prominent scholars, and professionals. Presentations are typically 15 minutes long, depending on the number of presenters in each session. Sessions will be assembled around similar themes and conducted in English. Students are encouraged to prepare a poster to present at a reception or to complement their formal presentation. Prominent figures from both STP and STS will deliver keynote addresses. Ample time is allotted for networking and community building and a portion of the conference will be dedicated to career development.

Abstract Requirements:  

Abstracts of up to 250 words will be accepted. Abstracts should summarize the research you want to present as a paper and/or poster at the conference.  Abstracts will be selected based on significance of research question and effectiveness in communicating your completed or in-progress research.

Deadlines:
 
Preferred Submission Date for Abstracts: November 15, 2010
Final Submission Date for Abstracts: January 31, 2011

Submission Guidelines: 

Submit abstracts via e-mail to [log in to unmask] Above your abstract narrative (not included in 250 word count), please provide: 1) title of your paper and/or poster; 2) your full contact information; 3) your expected date of graduation; 4) school affiliation; and 5) name and website of your academic program. Acceptance: Abstracts will be accepted on a rolling basis to accommodate students who need to acquire a Visa.

Travel:  

International students from countries that are not a part of the U.S. Department of State Visa Waiver Program are encouraged to submit their abstracts as early as possible. Links to important Visa information are available on the STGlobal website at: http://www.stglobal.org/travel.html. 

Travel Grants: 

Limited funds are available for student travel grants, to be awarded based on need and to early applicants. To apply for these funds, please attach estimated travel costs and brief statement of need with your abstract submission.

For More Information:

E-mail [log in to unmask] or go online to www.stglobal.org. 

Consortium Members:

Arizona State University - Center for Science Policy Outcomes
École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris - Center for Sociology Innovation
George Mason University - Center for Science and Technology Policy
Georgetown University - Communication, Culture & Technology
Georgia Institute of Technology - School of History, Technology, and Society
The George Washington University - Center for International Science and Technology Policy 
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Science and Technology Studies

Mission Partners:

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
The National Academies