University Scholars Day

APRIL 20, 2016 - Student Union Building


March 25, 2016: Application for posters, papers, fine arts performances are due.
April 1, 2016: Students will be notified of acceptance.
April 6, 2016: Application for Scholars Day Research and Travel Awards due.
April 1, 2016: Application for Undergraduate Research Fellowship due.

The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Office of Research and Economic Development, and the Honors College invite undergraduates from all of UNT’s colleges and schools to participate in the Thirteenth Annual University Scholars Day to be held on April 20, 2016.

Dr. Glenisson de Oliveira, Dean of the Honors College, and Dr. Tom McCoy, Vice President for the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) at UNT, are pleased to announce that ORED will provide funding for major financial awards to undergraduate students with the best papers, posters and fine arts performances presented at University Scholars Day in order to encourage students to attend prestigious regional and national professional meetings. Note: The financial awards are considered financial prizes and do not count as financial aid.

The purpose of Scholars Day is to celebrate the work of undergraduate researchers at UNT. Students do not need to be members of the Honors College to present.

Undergraduate students are invited to submit abstracts for a poster or paper based on original research or artist statement for creative work conducted under the guidance of a faculty mentor at UNT during the past year.

University Scholars Day Presentation Application

Student researchers must submit a Scholars Day Presentation Application by March 25, 2016 to present a paper, poster or performance at University Scholars Day. The application requires approval of the student’s faculty mentor/sponsor. Students will be notified if their paper or poster is accepted by April 1, 2016. 

For more information on presenting at University Scholars Day, contact Dr. Tom Miles, Honors College at, 940-565-2255, Honors College, Sage Hall 229, University of North Texas.

Scholars Day Research and Travel Award Application

Students may submit an application to have their paper, poster or performance considered for the Scholars Day Research and Travel Awards. Students should submit their completed papers by April 6, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. to be considered for an award. No applications submitted after that time will be considered for an award. (Winners will become eligible for a limited number of Travel Awards).

Posters and Performances will be judged during the Scholars Day even (1:00 pm to 3:30pm).

Following the conference, the papers may be submitted for publication in UNT’s electronic journal of undergraduate research, The Eagle Feather.

For more information on submitting papers or posters for the Scholars Day Research and Travel Awards, please contact Dr. Rafe Major, Lecturer, Honors College at, 940-565-369-5323, Sage Hall 257, University of North Texas.