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Call for Proposals: Apply for 2020 RCAF!

The Graduate Professional Council (GPC) is proud to announce its 37th Annual Research &
Creative Activities Forum (RCAF) which will take place on April 3rd, 2020! This event offers an
invaluable opportunity for students to showcase their academic projects in front of an audience of
their professors, mentors, research colleagues, and visiting faculty from other institutions in

Proposals are currently being accepted for presentation in the following categories:
● Behavioral Sciences
● Biological Sciences
● Creative Arts
● Engineering, Computer, and Information Sciences
● Health Sciences, Medicine, and Veterinary Medicine
● Humanities
● Physical Sciences
● Social Sciences (Qualitative)
● Social Sciences (Quantitative)
● Other

Proposals must be submitted by February 9th, 2020. Applications, including a brief abstract, can be submitted via RCAF’s application website. Notification of Acceptance will be communicated around February 21st, 2020. As with past events, cash prizes will be awarded to the top presentations in each category. First prize in each category will receive $200, second prize will receive $125, and third prize will receive $75.

For more information, please contact RCAF Chair, at

We look forward to reading your applications!

About RCAF

GPC has hosted the Research and Creative Activities Forum (RCAF) for more than 30 years as a way for students to showcase research and creative activities while providing valuable experience and feedback. Professors from across the state and within the MU community evaluate presentations, with cash prizes available for exceptional presentations

RCAF 2020 will take place in the Jesse Hall in the Spring of 2020. Accepted presenters are encouraged to invite spectators. After the day’s presentations an RCAF Networking Cocktail Hour will be held for participants and judges in the Traditions Lounge of the MU Student Center. Immediately following, guests will gather for the RCAF Awards Banquet to honor all participating students and congratulate the top three placements in each category. All presenters are required to attend the Networking & Cocktail hour as well as the Awards Banquet following the day’s events. Failure to attend these events will result in disqualification from the competition.


The 2020 RCAF Application is available now.


Applications Accepted: February 9th
Notification of Acceptance: February 21st
RCAF 2020: April 3rd

Congratulations to the 2019 Winners

Behavioral Sciences

1st: Melissa Tapia
2nd: Nicketta Coombs


1st: Mitch Bellrichard
2nd (tie): Amir Mofrad, Nasibeh Farahani, Caio Peixoto de Soua, Moein Enayati
3rd (tie): Shishi Chen, Benham Koohbanani, Hamed Majichfard


1st (tie): Lida Aflatoony, Brad Hanson

Medicine and Health Services

1st: Vikram Ponnusamy
2nd (tie): Mathew Davis, Ryan Ladd
3rd: Christiana Oyewusi

Physical Sciences

1st: Anna Pittman
2nd: Alec Pickett

Social Sciences, Qualitative

1st: Chuka Emezue
2nd: Sandra Gomez
3rd: Hamidullah Bamik

Social Sciences, Quantitative

1st: Sheunghyun Yeo, Hyejin Shim
2nd: Erika Schneider, Courtney Boman
3rd: Dalisha Herring

Veterinary/Biomedical Sciences

1st: Taylor Kelty
2nd: Ryan Dashek
3rd: Kolter Grigsby