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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 November 13 & 14, 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

Note: This year presentations will be done virtually via zoom, each presenter will be given a 15-minute time period to finish their presentation, more presentation guidelines and instructions will be mentioned with the acceptance email. 

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 October 10th, 2020. Applications, including a brief abstract, can be submitted via RCAF’s application website. Notification of Acceptance will be communicated around October 23rd, 2020. As with past events, cash prizes will be awarded to the top presentations in each category. First prize in each category will receive $250, second prize will receive $150, and third prize will receive $100.

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.


The 2020 RCAF Application is available now.


Applications Accepted: October 10th, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: October 23rd, 2020
RCAF 2020: November 13 & 14, 2020

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