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2020 Federation Research Symposium

            - CANCELLED - 

Due to CDC guidelines surrounding COVID-19 the 2020 Federation Research Symposium scheduled for April 3rd has been CANCELLED. This will not affect any graduate student's position as a GAR or as a graduate student.

The Federation of North Texas Area Universities is a consortium of three institutions in the North Texas area:

  1. Texas Woman’s University
  2. Texas A&M University—Commerce
  3. University of North Texas

The primary purpose of the Federation is to engage in institutional collaborations for excellence in selected graduate degree programs and fields of study, to facilitate graduate students’ professional development and research opportunities, and to coordinate administrative services for the benefit of graduate students at the three institutions. The Federation has operated since 1968 when it was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

The 2020 symposium will be held on Friday, April 3, 2020 at Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX.  

Abstracts are now being accepted for TAMUC graduate students.


Posters are accepted from Master’s and Doctoral students attending
• Texas A&M University–Commerce
• Texas Woman’s University 
• University of North Texas

in two categories 
1) HUM - Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, & Business; OR 
2) STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

1st place $500
2nd place $250
3rd place $100

All students must be on an active protocol (IACUC, IBC, or IRB) to apply.  If your advisor feels that no protocol is required, the advisor must submit a statement explaining why no protocol is needed for your research.

Students must submit an abstract and a faculty sponsor approval form to the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) ( by Friday, February 28, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. for review prior to registering online.  All abstracts will be reviewed and students notified of acceptance or denial.

AFTER you receive an approval email from the OSP, you may register online for the symposium on UNT's website.  You must register online on UNT's registration page by the Federation deadline of Friday, March 6, 2020.  

Online UNT registration deadline: Friday, March 6, 2020

(Submit your form and abstract early. Space is very limited!  Each university is only allowed 20 applicants for posters to be presented.  Students over our 20 allowed will go onto a waitlist.  Once enough waitlist positions have been filled, we may cease accepting applications.  After the registration deadline, students from the waitlist may be invited to participate if there are open spaces available.)


Attendance is free; however, all attendees will complete the Federation Research Symposium Registration Form. This includes:

  • Faculty (Judging)
  • Faculty (Not judging)
  • Federation Committee members
  • Student presenters - Students will be asked to include an abstract. Students presenting a poster together must register separately and list their co-presenter(s). Any award would be divided between all presenters.

We will provide transportation for approved A&M-Commerce students participating in the Symposium.  Transportation will leave from and return to the Commerce campus.  Once registered, you will receive additional information concerning the itinerary and where to board the university bus. 

The Symposium is open to all Texas A&M-Commerce graduate students for master's and doctoral level research. The Federation Research Symposium provides an opportunity for students to present research in a poster format while interacting and discussing the research with faculty, judges, and other participants. Only one presenter is allowed for each poster.  The symposium also provides the participants with a broader exposure to the TAMUC community. The Federation Research Symposium website:

A&M-Commerce Support

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) will support for the 20 selected students who submit a research abstract for the symposium and register by the deadline . Support includes travel for the students to the symposium in a chartered bus and the registration fee. Travel arrangements will be made through the OSP.  OSP's coordinator will email you details once they have been finalized and you have registered on UNT's website.

Your research must be approved by your faculty advisor and the OSP. You must complete an approval form.  Your research abstract and approval form must be submitted by Friday, February 28, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. to If your research abstract is not approved, you will be notified.

You must also have successfully completed the Responsible Conduct of Research training, as well as the completion of any other required compliance training in order to participate. If you have any questions regarding the training, please contact Research Compliance ( or 903-886-5766.

All information regarding registration, abstracts, poster presentations and guidelines is located at and abstract submission has begun.   You must register through the Federation website after  approval to participate.  The UNT deadline for registration is March 6, 2020 at 5:00 pm. 

Please view the Federation website ( for updated information about each presentation session, registration, etc. For additional information or questions, please contact or 903-886-5964, or in person on campus in Nursing and Health Sciences Bldg., room 320.

If you are a student presenter who will be attending the Federation Symposium, but not riding the bus, you MUST complete a waiver form and return it to OSP before the deadline.

Federation Symposium Flyer for 2020

Tentative Schedule of Events - TBA

Parking and Maps - If you are going to travel on your own, please use these to park in the correct area.


2019 Federation Research Symposium Photos & Award Winners

2018 Federation Symposium Photos and Award Recipients

2017 Federation Symposium Photos and Winners