The Graduate Showcase accepting proposals

The Graduate Showcase (GradShow) is accepting proposals online through Sept. 30. for the one-day conference on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Space is limited so early submission in recommended. The Gradshow takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom.

Sponsored by the Graduate School and the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Gradshow allows all Colorado State University graduate students to present their works of research, entrepreneurship and artistry.

Diverse disciplines

The interdisciplinary environment at the GradShow offers participants the opportunity to present their scholarship and artistry alongside students from all eight CSU colleges in an environment aimed at sharpening communications skills, sparking innovation, and expanding networks.

Submissions are encouraged in two categories spanning CSU’s disciplines. “Research, Scholarship and Entrepreneurship” submissions highlight both qualitative and quantitative research projects employing the scientific method and/or are based on published scholarly work. The other category, “Visual/Performing Arts,” includes drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and textiles, as well as performance arts like dance, music, spoken word and poetry readings.

How to prepare

  • Learn about Visual/Performing Arts or Research/Scholarship
    /Entrepreneurship proposals on the GradShow website. (Posters may reflect any stage of your research or may have already been presented at a different conference).
  • Review award winners from 2015.
  • Find answers and resources on the FAQS page.
  • Submit questions to the GradShow team at
  • Submit your proposal by Sept. 30 at

Vice President for Research Graduate Fellows

Graduate students are also encouraged to submit proposals if they would like to compete for the opportunity to be a Vice President for Research Graduate Fellow. Created by the Office of the Vice President for Research, the program supports excellence in graduate research and interdisciplinarity at the university by engaging some of the best and brightest graduate students from across the institution.

Fellows will be eligible to receive up to $4,000 in scholarship and travel support as well as opportunities to participate in professional development workshops, multidisciplinary activities, mentorship, and leadership engagement opportunities. Fellows are selected from a pool of candidates identified by their participation in the GradShow on Nov. 15.

Formal judging and cash prizes

Accolades and more than $10,000 in cash from generous sponsors will be given as prizes at the GradShow Awards Ceremony starting at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 15.

For more information about submissions, schedules and related professional development programming visit