For Students! 

As a student, you are welcome to apply to three specific opportunities:

1.     You may submit an abstract to the general conference following the instructions for paper and poster submissions. 

2.     You may submit a full paper to the Student Paper Contest following the instructions. 

3.     You may submit an application for the Graduate Student Consortium.

Note:   These three opportunities stand alone. Application to one does not automatically submit your work to any of the others (and acceptance to one does not imply acceptance to the others). You may apply for all three or any subset, following the submission criteria for each as stated in the calls. For example, to submit to both the main conference and the Student Paper Competition, you must create a separate submission in compliance with the Call for Conference Papers and Posters by the conference paper deadline of March 31, 2017.

Call for the Graduate Student Consortium

Overview:  The Graduate Student Consortium (GSC) is designed to provide graduate students with opportunities for mentoring by academics, industry, and government leaders, as well as the opportunity to network with other graduate students. GSC participants will gain insights on research strategies and topics of interest from members of the TPRC community representing various industries and sectors.

Details:  The day prior to the main conference, GSC participants will participate in a short research seminar and then present their proposed research topics.  They then will have the opportunity to discuss their proposed research topics with mentors, receive feedback on their work, and interact with fellow graduate students and GSC mentors. Mentors are leaders from academia, industry, government, and the non-profit sectors, chosen to ensure balance among these multiple perspectives and to match areas of interest with GSC students.

Quick Facts:

·         The Graduate Student Consortium is open to all graduate and law students enrolled during the 2016-2017 school year regardless of their status at the time of the 2017 conference.

·         Abstracts and summary can be submitted from March 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017, at

·         The submission must not include student or faculty members’ names or institutions.

·         GSC takes place on Thursday, September 7th, 2017, at a location (to be announced) in the Washington, D.C. area.

·         Accepted applicants will be invited to participate in the GSC by May 31, 2017.

·         Applicants must submit a statement of endorsement from a faculty member at their institution. (The endorsement form is available here.).

·         Conference registration and conference meals are complimentary for accepted applicants.

·         Students are responsible for their own travel and lodging.

Submission Criteria for GSCApplicants must submit a 150-word abstract. Additionally, each must submit a statement of approximately 1,500 words outlining their proposed research topic. The statement should briefly describe the research objectives, methodology, and the study’s implications to industry or policymakers.  The topic can be a new area of exploration chosen specifically for the GSC, or it can be an area of ongoing research that will benefit from the varied expertise of GSC mentors.

Review Criteria for GSC:

          Clear articulation of the proposed research topic.

          Relevance of the selected topic to the TPRC community.

          Faculty endorsement.

Graduate Student Consortium Mentors

Those interested in serving as a GSC mentor should email to express their interest.

For questions regarding the GSC, please contact, Prof. Martha García-Murillo at