Office of Undergraduate Education Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry

Autumn Undergraduate Research Festival

The Autumn Undergraduate Research Festival is a presentation opportunity for all students engaging in undergraduate research who wish to share their work. 

Who can participate and what are the benefits of participation?

The annual Autumn Undergraduate Research Festival is a research poster and presentation forum for students to share their mentored research projects with the broader academic community.  It provides an opportunity for students to gain experience communicating their research in new ways, including designing a poster and discussing the project with Festival attendees.  As with the other forums hosted by UR&CI, the Autumn Festival is not specific to any discipline; students from all disciplines across the university are invited to apply, and student presenters should prepare to discuss their research with a general audience.  The Autumn Festival is open to all undergraduate students at Ohio State who are participating in faculty-mentored research, and students can present on projects that are still ongoing - final results are not necessary for participation.

When and where will the 2022 Autumn Undergraduate Research Festival be held?

The 2022 Autumn Research Festival will take place in-person on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 in the TDAI Ideation Zone in Pomerene Hall. Exact session times will be posted soon.

What do I need to participate?

Students can either present their research with either a poster or an oral presentation. After applications close on October 9th, we will send participants an email where they can indicate time preference and presentation type.

Poster Format: You are responsible for printing and bringing your research poster. Please see the Poster Printing webpage to view locations and pricing. The two most common locations used by students are UniPrint and Thompson. Most posters are 36" x 48" and should not exceed 48"x48". The event space will provide boards and tacks to hang your poster.

If you need a research poster template, please see the links below for previous templates: 

College of Nursing Template 

CFAES Template 

Environmental and Natural Resources Template 

College of Public Health Template 

Any College Template 1

Any College Template 2

Oral Presentation: You will have seven (7) minutes of speaking and three (3) minutes for questions. Students are allowed to speak with a presentation (PowerPoint, Prezi, Google Slides, etc.) and no poster is needed. You will be required to send a copy of your presentation to us before the Autumn Undergraduate Research Festival. 

Where can I find the 2021 Virtual Autumn Undergraduate Research Festival?

The 2021 Festival took place November 15-19, 2021. The research presentations can be viewed at


Application Information 

The 2022 event application is now open. Visit the Qualtrics application

The application will close at 11:59pm on Sunday, October 9, 2022.  Late submissions will not be accepted.