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Scholars' Studio Proposal Submission Form

Scholars' Studio is a quarterly event featuring up to 10 short presentations (5 minutes each) by UW graduate students and postdocs. Each quarter we invite proposals for talks on a theme, in order to encourage cross-disciplinary sharing of research. The event is fast paced and fun. It includes a Q&A with presenters, and a reception. Presenters receive feedback on their presentations through feedback forms distributed to audience members. Scholars’ Studio is an excellent opportunity for grad students looking to make connections and build presentation skills.

Proposals will be reviewed for selection based on the following criteria:

  • What do you plan to talk about?
    What do you plan to talk about?
    • Does this person use jargon?
    • Is it clear what their presentation will be about?
  • How does your research tell a story?
    • What examples of storytelling elements do they give?
    • What are their early ideas for characters, scenes, themes, stories?
  • Why do you think a general audience will be interested in your lightning talk?
    • What are the clear ideas that this person has about how their presentation will affect an audience?
    • In what ways does this person think about their audience and how they communicate with them?
    I'd like to present at:   Select the Scholars' Studio for which you're submitting a proposal.


    You will be notified via e-mail if your proposal has been selected.