UNT Scholars Day

April 5, 2022


Scholars Day Program Schedule

Paper Panel Schedule by time slot

Paper Panel Schedule by last name


The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Honors College invite undergraduates from all of UNT’s colleges and schools to participate in UNT Scholars Day on April 5, 2022.  Scholars Day, a live event this year, celebrates the work of undergraduate researchers at UNT. All UNT students are encouraged to participate and do not need to be members of the Honors College to participate. Undergraduate students apply to participate by submitting posters or papers based on original research or artist statements for creative work. Research and creative activity conducted under the guidance of a faculty mentor at UNT during the past year are eligible. 

2021-2022 Undergraduate Research Fellowship recipients must submit an original work and present at Scholars Day as part of their URF commitment.  For questions regarding URF requirements for Scholars Day, please contact Valerie Adell.

UNT Scholars Day Presentation Application

Scholars Day Application
March 18, 2022 extended until March 25, 2022 5:00 p.m.: Application for posters, papers or fine arts performances are due. Submit poster and or paper/abstract (ABSTRACT ONLY) with application. If submitting a PowerPoint presentation of a paper, please submit the abstract only as "Paper" in the "Submission Type".  Students may offer up to 2 submissions (must be 2 different types of submissions i.e. paper and poster).

All student researchers must submit a Scholars Day Presentation Application by the date listed above to present a paper, poster, or performance at UNT Scholars Day. The application requires approval of the student’s faculty mentor/sponsor. 

Posters must be printed no larger than 24" x 36", or 36" x 24".  For larger posters to be accepted, please include an explanation for the requested exception and email Diana.Dunklau@unt.edu.

Presenter must begin hanging their posters in Union 314 from 2:00-3:30 pm April 5, 2022. No posters will be hung after 3:30pm. Those wishing to compete (see below) must have their posters ready for viewing by 2:30.  Judging will take place from 2:30 to 3:30.  ALL presenters must be available in front of their posters from 3:30 to 4:00.  Award announcements will be made at 4:30 at which time a raffle will be held (raffle winner must be present to win).  All participants should plan on being at the event from 2:30 to 4:30.

Presenting with others:

You may present with your fellow researchers, as long as you are doing a paper or power point presentation. You will each fill out an application and following the entry of your abstract in the appropriate box, you will indicate the names of the students with whom you are presenting. However, if you are completing a poster, you must each create a different poster with the aspects of your particular contribution to the project displayed along with the corporate findings. Again, each of you would fill out a separate application. 

A second application must be submitted (same deadline as above) if you would like to compete for a Scholars Day Award (cash award).  The Scholars Day Award Application should be in addition to the Scholars Day Presentation Application.

Awards will be made within the following categories:

  1. Natural Science, Mathematics, Engineering
  2. Social and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
  3. Arts and Humanities
  4. Fine Arts and Performance

For papers, the student authors of the first, second and third place papers will receive prizes of $450, $350 and $250 respectively.  For posters and Fine Arts/Performances the first, second and third place winners will receive $300, $200 and $100 respectively.  In the case of multiple authors on a winning paper, the students will split the prize among themselves.

Each student award winner will also be eligible to compete for an additional $500 award for travel to a regional, national or international professional conference to present their research paper or poster within the year following University Scholars Day.

Authors of accepted papers will receive notification of presentation times and logistical information on March 31.

Appropriate branding for your final submissions is required.

Honors Branding
McNair Branding
TAMS Branding

Members of the Honors College, McNair Program, Terry Scholars and TAMS students may have their poster printed for free.  Posters must be submitted by midnight on 3/31/22 for printing, please read submission instructions before submitting.
For more information on presenting at UNT Scholars Day contact Diana Dunklau, Diana.Dunklau@unt.edu, Honors College, Sage Hall 320, University of North Texas.

UNT Publication Opportunity

Following the conference, the papers may be submitted for publication in UNT’s electronic journal of undergraduate research, The North Texas Journal of Undergraduate Research (formerly, The Eagle Feather).

2021 Scholars Day Poster Gallery

2020 Scholars Day Poster Gallery

Please visit our YouTube channel to view 2020 undergraduate panel presentations.