UNT Scholars Day


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 Sixteenth Annual UNT Scholars Day to be held on April 13, 2020.  Scholars Day 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 present. Undergraduate students apply to participate by submitting abstracts for 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. 2019-2020 Undergraduate Research Fellowship recipients must present at Scholars Day as part of their URF commitment.   

APRIL 13, 2020 - University Union Building

Scholars Day Schedule, Union, third floor

9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.  Panels
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Posters on Display, 3rd floor ballroom
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Awards Reception


UNT Scholars Day Presentation Application

March 18, 2020: Application for posters, papers or fine arts performances are due.
March 23, 2020: Students will be notified of acceptance.

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. Students will be notified if their paper or poster is accepted by the notification date listed above.

Poster presentations will take place from 2:30-3:30. All presenters are required to be present from 2:30 to 4:30.

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 Scholars Day Award Application 

March 18, 2020Application for Scholars Day Award due.

Advanced researchers may also compete for financial prizes in our Scholars Day Award competition. Students who wish to be considered for the awards must submit both the UNT Scholars Day Presentation Application and the UNT Scholars Day Award Application.

Award Prizes will be awarded in 4 Categories:
•    Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering;
•    Social and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Hospitality, Merchandising and Tourism; and
•    Humanities
•    Performing and Fine Arts

Award Prizes (for each category above)
•    Paper and Performance winners receive
1.    - $450
2.    - $350
3.    - $250
•    Poster winners receive
1.    - $300
2.    - $200
3.    - $100

The financial awards are considered financial prizes and do not count as financial aid.

Papers and posters must be submitted with the Scholars Day Award Application, and winners will be announced on UNT Scholars Day. Posters and Performances will be judged 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. prior to the main Scholars Day event from 2:30 pm to 3:30pm. The awards ceremony begins at 3:30 p.m. and award winners must be present in order to claim their awards.
Winners will become eligible for a limited number of Travel Awards.

Research Poster Templates
Template 1
Template 2
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UNT Publication Opportunity

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

Honors College and TAMS students may get their posters printed for free. The deadline for submitting your poster for printing is Monday, April 6. All other students will need to use Eagle Images or another printer of their choice.

The standard poster size for UNT Scholars Day is 36" x 24", but larger posters are allowed with prior approval.

For more information on submitting papers or posters for the Scholars Day Research and Travel Awards, please contact Diana Dunklau, Honors College at Diana.Dunklau@unt.edu, 940-565-2474, Sage Hall 320, University of North Texas.