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Veteran Students -- A Guide to UNLV Libraries

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Student Veteran Scholarship Symposium


Call for Proposals:  2022 Student Veteran Scholars Symposium

Date and Location:  The afternoon of April 15th (2 pm to 4 pm), in the Goldfield Room, Lied Library. Proposals are due March 4th [deadline extended to March 11th] (see info below). [The Spring 2022 Symposium has been canceled. We did not receive enough proposals to host an event.]

Purpose:  To provide veteran and military affiliated students a welcoming, professional forum for presenting the scholarly and creative work they are pursuing at UNLV.  Ideally, participating students will go on to share their work in other venues, including the Undergraduate Research Symposium, the Calvert Undergraduate Research Awards, the Graduate Research Forum, and The Rebel Grad Slam.    

Format:  Participating students may present one of the following: (a) a poster/exhibit or (b) a 10-minute presentation/performance.  We are looking for undergraduate and graduate participants for both formats. Winners in these categories will receive a monetary award.


  • Participants must be a veteran or military member (active duty, National Guard, or Reserves) or military affiliated student enrolled at UNLV (including immediate family of veterans and military members).
  • A faculty sponsor must agree to support the project.
  • Collaborative projects are welcome, even if they include non-veteran collaborators, but a veteran or military affiliated must be the primary presenter.
  • For students working away from Las Vegas, we will make arrangements for you to share your work via Google Hangouts, Webex, or other conferencing software.

How to apply:  Submit information via this survey form.  Be prepared to share:

  • Your military service background or affiliation.
  • Information about your work as a student (enrollment status, college, department, etc.)
  • Contact information for your faculty sponsor.
  • A 150-250 word abstract describing your project.  We recommend preparing your abstract in a separate document and copying and pasting into our form.

What we are looking for:

  • This is a multidisciplinary forum.  We are looking for presenters who can explain their work in terms that intelligent non-specialists can understand.  Proposal abstracts should avoid overly-technical language.
  • Abstracts should include a statement describing how the project is original or significant.
  • Writing Center consultants can provide excellent advice on writing clear abstracts.
  • For research on human or animal subjects, make sure you have the required ethical approvals before you submit your proposal.
  • Need examples?  Check out the abstracts from the Office of Undergraduate Research’s Summer Research Symposium.

Contact:  Mark Lenker, Teaching and Learning Librarian (, 702.895.2248)

Symposium Presenters and Staff

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