Association of Research Directors
17th Biennial Research Symposium

Symposium Theme:
1890 Research: Sowing Seeds of Change for the Global Community

Deadline: November 16th at midnight (EST)
Submit Your Abstract

Abstract Formatting: Before submitting your abstract, make sure it conforms to the following Abstract Formatting guidelines.

More Information: Questions about abstract submission should be directed to Dr. Robert Barney, Associate Research Director at West Virginaia State University at 304-204-4318 or

  • Capitalize all proper words.
  • Italicize genus and species
  • No footnotes
  • Bold all words in the title.
  • Limit 250 words.
  • Give scientific name at first mention of the subject organism.
  • Do not cite references, figures, tables, probability levels, nor detailed results.
  • Refer to results only in the general sense.
  • Place three (3) to five (5) key words on a line below the abstract.
Authors and Affiliations
  • Last name last
  • No first names
  • Only Initials.
  • * denotes presenter.
  • Avoid footnoting.
Title, Authors and Affiliations Example
Screening Capsicum chinense Fruits of the World. G. F. Antonious*, Land Grant Program, Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY 40101; J. C. Snyder, Department of Horticulture, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546; and R. L. Jarret, USDA/ARS Plant Genetics Laboratory, Griffin, GA 30223.
Topic Areas...
  • Plant Health and Production and Plant Products
  • Animal Health and Production and Animal Products
  • Food Safety, Nutrition and Health
  • Renewable Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment
  • Family, Youth, Community and Economic Development

Participants: Contact your Research Director for instructions on submitting your abstract.