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Call for Proposals: Apply for 2019 RCAF!

The Graduate Professional Council (GPC) is proud to announce its 36th Annual Research &
Creative Activities Forum (RCAF) which will take place on April 5th, 2019! 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 we are changing things up a bit and doing poster presentations.

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 10th, 2019. Applications, including a brief abstract, can be submitted via RCAF’s application website. Notification of Acceptance will be communicated around February 22nd, 2019. 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, Kristen Kalz 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 2019 will take place in the MU Student Center in the Spring of 2019. 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 2019 RCAF Application is available now.


Applications Accepted: February 10th
Notification of Acceptance: February 22nd
RCAF 2019: April 5th