Show Me Research Week will be a week full of academic events to promote the innovation and exploration of scholarship that Mizzou does. All disciplines are encouraged to participate. Professional development sessions will be offered that will benefit all members of the MU campus. If you have undergraduate researchers, graduate students, or postdoctoral fellows working with you we ask that you urge them to register to present at the Forum. When they register, presenters will be able to OPT-IN to have their presentation critiqued (feedback will be sent to the presenter and mentor after Show Me Research Week has ended.) Additional information can be found below. 

The Forum will take place in-person at Memorial Union North Tuesday, April 18th and Wednesday, April 19th from 9 am - 3:30 pm, and Thursday, April 20th, 9 am - noon. There will be ten (10) - 90 minute sessions over the course of the three days.

Prior to the event, a schedule of the presenters and their location will be posted online for reference. 


Registration to present at the Forum will close on Wednesday, March 22nd at 11:59 pm. 

Due to the expected volume of presenters, we encourage presenters to apply early. Space is limited and we may have to close the registration portal early if capacity is reached before March 22nd at 11:59 pm. 

Here is the link if you would like to share the registration form with those in your lab/group:


When applying to the Forum, presenters will select the category under which their presentation falls, we have provided a Forum checklist for the registrant to use when speaking with their mentor prior to registering.

For judging purposes, there are two main categories, and seven subcategories from which to choose. Please visit the Judges page for more information. 

The presenter will have the OPTION to choose to have their research presentation (poster or oral) judged. When applying to the Forum, they may OPT-IN to be judged. We will be using the cloud platform RocketJudge. Judges will come from an array of distinguished faculty, staff, professionals, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.

The head and lead judges of each category will oversee the judges and ensure that they are qualified to critique in the categories to which they have applied.
Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will only be judged by faculty, staff and professionals.
Undergraduates will be judged by faculty, staff, professionals, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.
Presenters will be judged by a minimum of three judges.
There are two different rubrics one for the Sciences and one for the Humanities

If you are interested in learning more about judging or being a judge, click here


Participants who OPT-IN to have their presentation judged will be considered. If a student does not OPT-IN, their presentation will not be considered for an award.

Monetary awards will be given to the top three undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows - in total 9 awards for each category. Monetary amounts are as follows:

  • 1st: $250
  • 2nd: $150
  • 3rd: $100 

Winners will be announced on 3pm, Friday, April 21st during the Show Me Research Week Closing Ceremonies which will be held in Monsanto Auditorium, Bond Life Sciences Center. Winners will not be announced prior to the ceremony. 

As part of the registration process, presenters are asked if their work can be published online (meaning, can the abstract/poster be shared online and open to public view). If the mentee’s work is ‘not publishable‘, then only the project title, author and mentor names, and source of funding will be posted online.
Additionally, badge/sticker will be provided for participants to place on their poster so attendees/media know their work cannot be shared/posted online.

We direct mentees to speak with their mentor about this before applying.

Presenters whose research/scholarship is not complete are still encouraged to apply to the forum and present their work.

Please contact our team at