2020 Poster Contest


Poster Contest

The National Forum for Black Public Administrators’ Student Research Poster Contest, which will be held at
FORUM 2020 on Thursday, April 16, 2020 in Austin, Texas, will be hosted by Huston-Tillotson University,
Office of the President. The competition recognizes research conducted by the students at all undergraduate,
masters and doctorate levels. All students are encouraged to submit for this competition. In order to be eligible
for the poster contest, all applicants must be currently enrolled in a traditional four-year college or university
with at least one academic semester remaining after May 2020. All payments will be made to the university.
Submissions should be closely related to the following topics: Mastering Excellence in Leadership, Building
Community Resiliency, From Advocacy to Access, and Matters at the Heart of Technology.

Abstract Submission: The deadline to submit a poster abstract is February 28, 2020. In less than
250 words, poster abstracts should summarize the following: 1) the research question/problem statement;
2) the theory and hypothesis; 3) the research methods; 4) the findings; and 5) the research implications.
Submissions should be limited to research conducted during your time as a student. Research that incorporates the effort of a professor or a professional researcher (e.g. think tanks) is prohibited. You may only
submit one poster abstract in which you are the lead/presenter. If your name will be affiliated with multiple
abstract submissions, you can only select one project that you will serve as lead presenter.

Submissions should be sent via email to adminservices@nfbpa.org. Alternatively, submissions can be sent via US mail to: NFBPA, Poster Contest, 777 North Capital Street NE, Suite 550, Washington, DC 20002. Applicants are
only eligible to receive one of the available scholarships, but may apply for multiple.

Awards: 1st Place $1500 — 2nd Place $1000 — 3rd Place $500.