How to Apply

Proposal Submission Process

Proposal Submission Opens: Monday, February 1, 2021
Deadline for Proposal Submissions: Proposals are longer being accepted for 2021 RCWS 
Symposium Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021

Types of Presentations:
  • Exhibition- All forms of visual art, including original painting, sculpture, photography, prints, textile arts, drawings, pottery, metal, etc., will be considered for acceptance. 
  • Experiential Learning Poster- Visual representations of Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) course, a study abroad experience, or an internship, please select this category to be included in the Experiential Learning Poster Session. 
  • Oral- Formal conversations organized around a specific subject. Presentations are scheduled for a maximum of 12 minutes and 3 additional minutes for questions-and-answers. 
  • Panel- Format includes a panel of 3-5 individuals who will discuss a given topic. Panel discussions are almost always followed by a question and answer session from the audience. The panel will be allocated 50 minutes unless otherwise noted in abstract submission.
  • Performance- Includes literary readings, theatre, music, or dance. The works must be original, or interpretation/research based on existing work. Performances may be solo or ensemble. The performance will be allocated 15 minutes unless otherwise noted in abstract submission.
  • Poster- A poster session is a visual representation of your research. In this format, you can highlight areas of your research and display them both textually and visually. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Proposal Preparation Guide  

Submit RCWS Proposal Form
(Proposals are longer being accepted for 2021 RCWS )