The Washington University in St. Louis Graduate Student Senate and Graduate Professional Council is pleased to solicit submissions for the 26th annual Graduate Research Symposium. The Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) is a poster symposium run for and by WUSTL graduate students as a way to provide all graduate and professional students an on-campus opportunity to share their work and research.

The 2021 GRS will be hosted through online. We encourage presentations in creative, innovative, and conventional formats (see examples here: 1 and 2 here). There are no restrictions or limitations to poster content; for example: primary research, literature review, case studies, highlights of new methods, and others are all acceptable. However, poster content should be appropriate for the student’s discipline and interests. Students are asked to submit poster presentations (.pdf or .png) with short explanatory videos (optional, 2-7 minutes in duration).


Abstract Submissions for GRS 2021 are closed.

The extended deadline was on Saturday, April 5th 2021 at 11:59 PM.

Here is our current program for the symposium with links to posters and videos. The program will be continuously updated as presenters upload material.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

Important Dates

April 5th 2021 – Submission deadline
April 7th 2021 – Deadline to upload materials (link will be sent to participants)
April 8th 2021 – Virtual Reception/symposium Thursday, April 8th, 4-6pm



How will my poster be evaluated?

Your poster will be evaluated on three main areas with the following weights: Poster clarity and aesthetics (25%), content (25%), and oral presentation (50%).

How can I contact you with questions?

Please feel free to send us an email at if you have any questions.