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Veteran Students -- A Guide to UNLV Libraries

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Student Veteran Scholarship Symposium


Call for Proposals:  2020 Student Veteran Scholars Symposium

Date and LocationOur March 6th date has been canceled -- stay tuned for a new event in 2021-22.

Purpose:  To provide veteran and military member 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 Conference, 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 the following categories will receive a monetary award and be recognized at the Rebel Veteran Engagement Breakfast in April: 

  • Top two undergraduate presenters.
  • Top two graduate presenters.


  • Participants must be a veteran or military member (active duty, National Guard, or Reserves) enrolled at UNLV.
  • 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 member 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.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.
  • We will provide workshops for students writing proposals (date and time TBA).  Writing Center consultants can also 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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