Postgraduate Poster Presentation Session

Postgraduate Poster Presentation Session

Research Day 2014

Call for Abstracts

Postgraduate Poster Presentation Session

Dear Postgraduate Research Student,

I am delighted to invite you to participate in Research Day 2014 which will celebrate our research activity across campaus and provide an opportunity for the Research Community at NUI Galway to share and discuss our work with peers in a supportive and stimulating environment and to enable and facilitate cross disciplinary discussions

As part of the event we are offering postgraduate students the opportunity to present their own work to the community at large while competing for a research bursary.

I encourage you to get involved in this exciting event for research at NUI Galway

Kind Regards

Professor Lokesh Joshi

Vice President for Research

Research Day 2014

Event Structure & Guidelines

Event Structure:

If you submit an abstract and are invited to present a poster, you will be required to make a 3 minute presentation to a panel of judges between 11:30 and and 1:00 pm on 3rd of July, followed by a 2 minute question and answer session. There will be an award for the best poster across two categories(Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine and Arts, Business Economics, Public Policy and Law). Winners will be announced on Research Day 2014. There will be a number of spot prizes available also.

If you would like to take part in Research Day 2014, we invite you to complete the submission form available on page 2-3 of this document and submit via email to by Friday 20th of June 2014.

Poster Presentation Guidelines

  • Abstracts must be received in the Research Office by Friday 20th of June 2014.Posters must be portrait layout and AO size.
  • Abstract submissions must adhere to the format and wordcount provided in the submission form.
  • If this is your first poster presentation, please seek the advice of your supervisor on the preparation of your poster.

Set up at the event:

  • Each student will receive a poster board number, your poster should be displayed on the allocated poster board.
  • Felt Boards and Materials for mounting posters will be available at the event
  • All posters must be on display in advance of Research Day and can be set up between 9-10 am.

Event Judging:

  • Posters will be judged by a expert panel based on the following criteria, Research Content and Research Communication of Key Research Ideas.
  • Judging will take place on 3rd of July between 11:30 and 1:00 pm
  • Students will be required to make a 3 minute presentation on their research and participate in a 2 minute q & a session.

Research Content(60%) / Research Communication(40%)
Novelty of Idea
Persuasiveness of idea
Impact of Project
Clear and appropriate methodology / Poster communicates research to non specialist audience
Visually appealing display
Well written
Quality and relevance of diagrams, figures etc


2 X €250 research bursaries will be awarded. One bursary for Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine and one bursary for Arts, Business Economics, Public Policy and Law. There will be a number of spot prizes awarded at the event.

NUI Galway Research Day 2014 Submission Form

Part A: General Information

Title: (Mr/Ms)

First Name: Surname:

Email: Mobile No:

College where you are registered(please tick):

College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies
College of Business, Public Policy and Law
College of Engineering & Informatics
College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences
College of Science

Supervisor(s): ______

Masters or PhD: ______Full-time/Part-time ______Date of Reg.______

Research field: (Up to five keywords)

Title of your Proposal:(The title of your proposal should indicate the content of your proposal)

Part B: AbstractPlease submit an abstract that does not exceed 250 words. The abstract should clearly indicate the core idea of your proposal, the purpose and nature of the research and a brief description of methodology, findings and implications.

Please email to by Friday 20th of June 2014.