State Conference 2020: Call for Poster Presentations
Poster Abstracts Due Date is Extended to Monday, March 2, 2020

Register to Attend


The SC EPSCoR Program invites poster presenters to submit abstracts for their poster presentation at the Annual SC EPSCoR State Conference. This one-day conference is intended for faculty, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. The conference this year will build on the themes of the last two years promoting collaboration among faculty at South Carolina colleges and universities.

Call for Poster Presentation Abstracts. Abstracts for poster presentations on any of the topics listed below should be submitted according to the Required Abstract Format. Abstracts may be submitted by undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty. Students must provide their research mentor contact information and identify if the research is supported by MADE in SC or the Stimulus Research Program.

Conference Topics. Abstracts that address research topics related to the following are encouraged:

  • Vision 2025: Advancing South Carolina’s Capacity and Expertise in Science and Technology,
  • The MADE in SC project: Multiscale Modeling and Computation for Materials Research and Cyberinfrastructure Development (MCC), Hierarchical Structures with Controlled Optical, Electrochemical and Magnetic Properties (Thrust 1), Stimuli-Responsive Polymeric Materials (Thrust 2), and Rational Design of Interactive Biomaterials (Thrust 3).
  • The NSF Big Ideas:
    • Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier
    • Harnessing the Data Revolution
    • Quantum Leap
    • Understanding the Rules of Life
    • Windows on the Universe
    • Broadening Participation in STEM (See NSF Includes Description)

Submission Instructions

Use the SC EPSCoR Portal to submit your abstract. If not previously registered in the Portal, please follow the instructions on the main Portal page to register. After submitting the abstract, you will receive a confirmation email. (Sometimes these emails end up in the junk mailbox, so please check there for messages)


  • Monday, March 2: Deadline for submitting abstracts
  • Monday, March 7: Notification of Authors

Contact Information

April Heyward, MRA
Program Manager, SC EPSCoR Program
South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA)
1000 Catawba Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
(803) 733-9068

Required Abstract Format

Abstract Guidelines (Abstracts that do not comply with the following guidelines will be rejected)

  • Title (Centered and bolded): 15-word limit
  • Author(s) Information (Centered and bolded): List of authors, titles, and affiliations. Identify the person who will deliver the presentation at the conference by adding an asterisk before the his/her name. Use the following format:
    Amy Fowler, Samuel Johnson, and *Sarah Cooper
    Research Associate, ABC University, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Prime University, and Professor, Prime University

    Note: By submitting an abstract you acknowledge that all coauthors have been notified and agree to the submission of the abstract.
  • Presentation Keywords (Left justified): Provide no more than 5 relevant keywords.
  • Abstract Length (1,000-word maximum): Abstracts should describe the work performed including an introduction, methodology, results, conclusions and references. The abstracts selected for presentation at the Conference will be published on the SC EPSCoR website.
  • Format and Length: Use 1" inch margins, Times New Roman, and font size not smaller than 10 or larger 12.