Abstract Submission


The BURS Abstract Submission Form is available until March 31

We are excited to have you present at the Belmont University Research Symposium (BURS). Please follow the link below to submit an abstract for BURS. Your abstract will be published to the BURS Repository, which is a searchable archive of research, scholarship, and artistic works. You have the option of submitting either a written or video abstract; however, your submission must be approved by your faculty mentor prior to submission. No edits can be made following submission. While you will be submitting an abstract now, you can add on full-length manuscripts, videos, or images following BURS to better represent the entirety of your work .

A submission video tutorial and written instructions for submitting Belmont Digital Repository can be found here.

You will be notified if there is a problem with your submission.

The submission process consists of the following steps:

  1. Read and accept the Submission Agreement below
  2. Provide information about yourself and any co-authors
  3. Upload your electronic file, if any, and associated files
  4. Download, print, sign, scan and upload the Copyright Distribution Agreement

Before you begin, please be sure you have the following items:

  • The submission’s title
  • The abstract
  • A list of keywords (10 maximum)
  • (Optional) An electronic format of additional full-length documents such as manuscripts, videos, or images
  • Copyright Distribution Agreement signed and ready to upload

Special Notes:

  • While we hope submission is straightforward, I am grateful that Chuck Hodgin, the BURS Repository collection Librarian, will provide additional support to student submitters. Specifically, he will hold optional open office hours on zoom on Wednesday, March 29th from 10:00-12:00 (zoom link: https://belmontu.zoom.us/j/5306763867).
  • You may change the order of authors by changing the number next to the author name. The first author of a submitted abstract is assumed to be the BURS presenter. Please email if that is not true or if there are multiple presenters.
  • The abstract submitter may chose to not have your submitted abstract published to the internet by selecting “Metadata Only” under Presentation Type.
  • If you are only submitting an abstract with no other documents needed, you can skip the option to upload a document.
  • Either the student presenter may submit the symposium abstract; however, we encourage students and their faculty advisor to consider the opportunity a student submission will provide.
  • Oral presentations have a hard 15-minute cap. Planning for a 10-minute talk and 5 minutes for questions is ideal!

The BURS Abstract Submission Form will be available until March 31


Contact: beth.bowman@belmont.edu