Call for Proposals: Knowledge Without Boundaries Research Summit August 14-17, 2018 Virtual

Call for Proposals: Knowledge Without Boundaries Research Summit August 14-17, 2018 Virtual

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Call for Proposals: Deadline Friday, June 22th, 2018, 11:59 pm EST

DEADLINE EXTENDED DUE TO UOPX SYSTEM ISSUES: The deadline has been extended to Friday, June 22th, 2018, 11:59 PM.  This is because we believe that new users submitting a proposal may not be able to access the verification email to create an account and thus submit a proposal, as well as provide additional time so that faculty and students can prioritize classrooms.  Any updated instructions will be posted on the FAQ pages (for example, how to verify your account during system issues).  

We encourage submissions from all content areas related to the research agendas of the Research Centers and research, action research, and best practices around teaching and learning stemming from Communities of Scholarship at local campuses. Proposals will be accepted from Research Center affiliates (faculty, students, alumni) and from campus-based communities of scholarships. Presentation proposals are being solicited under Three tracks: 

  • (1) Research Papers - Share the results of a qualitative and/or quantitative research study related to the research agendas of the Research Centers, grant-funded projects supported by the Office of Scholarship Support, or campus-based research. This would include Research Fellowship funded projects.  
  • (2) Innovative Practice Papers - Provide the opportunity for discussions of a project, program, or practice tool/strategy related to the research agendas of the Research Centers or action research conducted by faculty/students/alumni at local campuses.
  • (3) Practitioner Workshops - Provide the opportunity for a longer (60 minutes), more in-depth experience and active participation in an innovative educational practice or teaching and learning tool. We are particularly interested in workshops that encourage and support scholarship. 


  • A committee of scholars and practitioners will blind-review all qualified entries. 
  • Proposal authors will be notified of acceptance decisions no later than July 15, 2018. 
  • Accepted proposals will count towards Academic Review and/or towards scholarship engagement. 

Preparing your Proposal: Formatting Guidelines

UPDATE: check out this news release with tips for writing a good proposal and review FAQs

  • Proposals should be prepared in MS Word (DOC or DOCX) or Adobe (PDF) format 
  • So that proposals can be blind reviewed, author-identifying information (name of author, name of institution) is not to appear in the proposal document or in the saved file name. 
  • Please save files as: Type_Keyword_KWBRS18 (e.g. Reserachpaper_EducationalTechnoplogy_KWBRS18.doc or Workshop_WritingforPublication_KWBRS18.pdf) 
  • Use Times New Roman 12‐pt font 
  • Set all margins at 1” 
  • Single-space the proposal.  Skip a line between paragraphs, headings and text, tables, etc. 
  • Tables and figures can be inserted into the manuscript/proposal of the text at or near the first mention of the table or figure in the manuscript/proposal, or in the additional document that includes references.  If in an additional separate document, make sure to use the same nomenclature in both documents for quick reference.  It is recommended that tables or figures you think are critical to your proposal be in the one-page proposal and not a supporting document (or at least summarized) as the supporting documentation may or may not be reviewed (reviewer discretion).  
  • Center and bold section headings 
  • Proposals are limited to one page.   Applicants can include one additional document containing references, tables, and appendices (if needed)
  • Use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) for all references and citations.  

Submitting your Proposal via InfoReady

  • Proposals are to be submitted electronically via InfoReady by clicking here >>

    • InfoReady is our new application management portal 
    • Once you have landed on the InfoReady page, please click the “Apply” button on the left side of your screen.
    • If this is your first time using InfoReady, create an account using your or email. 
  • If submitting a team proposal, the PI or contact person should submit the application; all communications will be sent to this person. 

Questions and Help

  • General questions or requests for additional information about this call can be submitted on the KWB Research Summit Home Page, in the comments section. The KWB team actively monitors and responds to comments and questions. 
  • More specific, individual case type questions regarding this call can be directed via email to In the subject line write your last name and KWBA 2018 proposal. 
  • Visit the KWB section of the Research Hub to learn about past events and more, click here >>

Final Submission Deadline:

Wednesday June 20th, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. EST

To allow time for full peer reviews of the proposals, this deadline will be fixed.

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