SFU Postdoctoral Research Day: Call for Abstracts - Closed April 10

Dear SFU Postdoctoral Fellows,

Please consider submitting an abstract to the Research Day the SFU Postdoctoral Association (PDA) is organizing. During this day, organized by and for Postdoctoral Fellows, we will showcase the excellence of the research being done by PDFs to the SFU academic community.

We are looking for you to contribute. Bring a poster, take the stage to give a talk, do a demonstration or use any other means of communication to show you are working on great, interesting and excellent research. During the Research Day, we organize two types of sessions in which you can showcase your research.

Individual spotlight sessions
The format can be a talk or other medium of communication suited to a large audience set-up.  If selected, you explain the purpose of your project in lay language and particularly focus on the impact your work will have beyond your research group and field of specialty. These individual spotlight sessions will be judged by a faculty panel and the best two will receive a monetary award.

Exploration sessions
The format can be a poster, display or other medium of communication suited to a set-up in which people walk around, browse and interact as they see fit. You explain the purpose of your project in lay language and particularly focus on the impact your work will have beyond your research group and field of specialty. These exploration sessions will be judged by a faculty panel and the best two will receive a monetary award.

Abstract Guidelines
To inform of us your interest in contributing, we ask you to submit a brief abstract detailing the overall aims of your research, its impact and its excellence. If you submit an abstract, you will be invited for the exploration sessions. The organizing committee will select a number of Postdoctoral Fellows from among these submissions for the Individual Spotlight session. 

When preparing your abstract, please mind the following instructions:

  • Submissions should be in word format using the abstract template provided
  • Submission language is English
  • Describe your project, not an individual paper or study, in lay language. It should be understandable to academically educated individuals from any discipline.
  • Focus on the overall aim of your project. What impact will it have to science, society, policy, and so on
  • Maximum length (excl. title, authors and references): 250 words
  • You are expected to register and be available to present your work on Research Day
  • All abstracts must be submitted by April 10, 2015 at 11:59 pm Pacific time. This is an extended deadline, so take advantage of it. No further extensions will be granted.

Abstract Submission Instructions:
Download abstract submission form:

Submit the abstract submission form by email to sfu.postdoc@gmail.com. We will provide you with further advice for your preparation following completion of the abstract review and selection procedure.

We look forward to reading your abstracts and learning about the research you are working on,

The SFU Postdoctoral Research Day organizing committee

Important dates

May 2, 2015: Notification of acceptance

May 12, 2015: Registration deadline

May 20, 2015: Research Day

The SFU Postdoctoral Research Day is made possible with the support of