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19th Annual NIH Graduate Student Research Symposium

February 15 and 16, 2023
Hybrid Event

Abstract Submission Deadline: December 2, 2022

Welcome to the home page for the 19th annual NIH Graduate Student Research Symposium! This is the premier event for NIH graduate students to showcase their research to the NIH community.  All graduate students performing their Ph.D. dissertation research at NIH are highly encouraged to present, and all members of the NIH community are invited to attend! 

We're excited to offer a hybrid format for our symposium this year!  You will have the option to present your poster in person in the Natcher Conference Center or virtually via FourWaves. Please note that abstract submission should be completed via this website by Dec. 2, 2022. You will receive information to register and upload your poster on FourWaves after your abstract is received. (All posters, regardless of presentation format, should be uploaded to FourWaves so that virtual attendees can view all posters.)


This year's Symposium features:

  • Poster presentations on the dissertation research of NIH graduate students.  
  • Oral presentations by current NIH graduate students selected based on their abstract submission.
  • An elevator pitch competition by NIH Graduate Students.
  • The NIH Graduate Student Research Awards (NGSRA) - to be granted by postdoctoral, staff scientist, and staff clinician judges to students with the best posters. One of these awards is reserved exclusively for a poster submitted in the "New Proposal" category!
  • Graduation ceremony honoring those students who have recently defended their dissertations.
  • Presentation of the annual GPP Outstanding Mentor Awards.

Please join us for this exciting event and meet the faces of tomorrow's science! For more information, please visit the sidebar links.