The Graduate School and the Office of Graduate Minority Programs invites you to seriously consider this presentation and competition opportunity in February 2014. The deadline is early November, so don°Įt delay. Remember, the opportunity to share your research and gain feedback is valuable to your studies.  If you have any questions, please give us a call!

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National Association
of African American


National Association
of Hispanic
and Latino Studies


National Association
of Native American


International Association
of Asian


PO Box 6670

Scarborough, ME 04070-6670


Phone: 207/839-8004

Fax: 207/839-3776

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2014 National Conference

Crowne Plaza Executive Center

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

February 10-15, 2014



The National Association of African American Studies & Affiliates [National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies, National Association of Native American Studies and International Association of Asian Studies] are in the process of preparing for the February 10-15, 2014, National Conference. The conference will be held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is expected to exceed an attendance of 1,200 persons.

The National Organization encourages graduate students to participate by presenting research. Graduate students have the option of presenting:

°◊  Research Paper

°◊  Poster Research

The research presentation does not have to relate to one of the groups hosting the conference. Furthermore, graduate students may also wish to enter the research competition.





2 categories for abstracts/posters/presentations:


1)  Abstracts, not to exceed two (2) pages, should be submitted that relate to any aspect of the African and African American, Hispanic and Latino, Native American, Indigenous Peoples or Asian experience. Subjects may include, but are not limited to: literature, demographics, history, politics, economics, education, health care, fine arts, religion, social sciences, business and many other subjects. Please indicate the time required for presentation of your paper (25 minutes OR 45 minutes).




2) Abstracts, not to exceed two (2) pages, may be submitted for presentation at the conference. Subject matter for all disciplines will be considered. Student (undergraduate and graduate) poster presentations or formal presentations do not have to relate to one of the minority groups sponsoring the conference. The student should indicate the type of presentation (poster or formal).





Lemuel Berry, Jr., Ph.D.

Executive Director, NAAAS & Affiliates

PO Box 6670

Scarborough, ME 04070-6670

Telephone: 207/839-8004

Fax: 207/839-3776

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National Annual Student Research Competition

2013-2014 Guidelines

The national organization sponsors an annual research competition that is open to students who study in all fields and disciplines. There are two research classes: (1) undergraduate and (2) graduate students. The research review committee awards identical prizes in both classes. They include:

®™ One $1,000 first place prize

®™ Two $500 second place prizes

®™ Five $200 third place prizes


In addition, all participants are eligible to have their research papers published in the National Monograph Series. All participants are recognized at the Awards Luncheon on Saturday, February 15, 2014.


°‹ Student applicants must be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs.

°‹ Research abstracts not to exceed two (2) pages must be submitted by Friday, November 8, 2013.

°‹ Student participants must attend the conference between February 13-15, 2014. Each participant will be scheduled for a 25-minute oral or poster presentation. Participants may select the category that best fits the research presentation.

°‹ Bibliographical essays do not qualify as research.

°‹ Group submissions are allowed; however, please designate one contact person for the group.

°‹ Participants must register for the February 10-15, 2014 National Conference. However, participants are only expected to be in attendance between February 13-15, 2014. All student participants are requested to attend the Saturday (2/15/14) Awards Luncheon. Award winners must be in attendance at the luncheon.

°‹ One (1) entry per person or group.


For complete information on the Research Competition, contact: NAAAS & Affiliates • PO Box 6670 • Scarborough, Maine 04070-6670 Tel: 207/839-8004 • Fax: 207/839-3776 • Email: [log in to unmask]


Priscilla A. Kissinger

Priscilla A. Kissinger, MPA, MFA

Coordinator for Diversity Programs & Recruitment

University of Florida

The Graduate School

115 Grinter Hall

Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352.392.6444

Fax: 352.392.3773

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