Call for Abstracts

DocFest, our Graduate Research Conference will return in 2024. To showcase the depth and breadth of our research projects, we will inviting contributions from our research cohort to present their research in the form of a paper or e-poster.

We will put a call out for submissions in February 2024.

Guidelines for papers

Papers may relate specifically to their doctoral research projects or can draw more broadly on aspects of their personal research journey.

Papers from research or professional staff may include research or research experiences, resources or support services as they relate to the graduate researcher journey or to supervision practice.

Papers should be accessible and interesting to a broad audience to help researchers do better research.

Please refer to ‘How to write and abstract’ for guidance.

All abstracts will be reviewed, and you will receive notification of your submissions acceptance and any revisions required within 21 days of submission.

Long Papers

Presentations should be not more than 15 minutes (10 minutes presentation and 5-minute Q&A) and should include a PowerPoint (no limit on slide number).

Short Papers

Presentations should be not more than 8 minutes (5 minutes presentation and 3 minutes Q&A) and should include a PowerPoint (no limit on slide number).

Any enquiries to Jennifer at

e-Poster Entries

E-Posters should be self-explanatory and should be presented as a PowerPoint slide, PDF or JPEG or as a file or hyperlink to an online host such as ‘Canva’.

Please refer to Tullio Rossi's workshop, How to design an award winning research poster for hints and ideas.

All E-Poster Presentations will be held on Day 3 and presenters have the option to give a 2-minute pitch and respond to questions from our audience.