Student Poster Contest

Student Poster Contest

APRU 2024

The 10th Annual APRU Global Health Student Poster Contest 2024

Current full-time undergraduate and graduate students (including medical students) from any university are invited to submit an academic poster along with an abstract of up to 300 words related to broadly global health for the 2024 contest. Post-doctoral students are not eligible. Collaborative poster presentations are acceptable but the student must be the first author, and only one submission per student.

  • All eligible student poster submissions will be automatically “accepted” for the conference. They will be displayed virtually at the conference even if students cannot attend in person. Attendance at the conference is not required and there will be no poster presentation at the conference.
  • A prize of $500 US will be awarded for the best undergraduate and best graduate posters (one in each category). Second and third place will also be awarded and will receive a certificate of the award but no cash prize will be offered.
  • By submitting, you agree to have your poster included in our conference program and on the APRU website.
  • Students should choose to submit either to the regular conference abstract submission (for consideration for an in-person oral presentation) OR the Student Poster Contest but not both
  • Top three finalists in each category (undergraduate and graduate) will be notified by Sept 15, 2024. Top prizes will be announced during the conference.
  • Please submit your poster by June 30, 2024.



Do I have to register and make any payment if I want to join the Student Poster Contest?
All students of any university can submit a poster which must be related to global health and unpublished at the time of submission. No fee will incur for participation into this Contest. Whether the poster submitter registers with or participates in the conference is not part of our selection criteria.


Do I need to submit an abstract or the actual poster?
Students submitted to the Student Poster Contest should submit their actual poster along with an abstract of up to 300 words for judging.


Can I also submit an abstract of my poster for consideration for an oral presentation?

No, you must only submit one time. So students are eligible for abstract submission. However, they must choose between entering the poster for the Student Poster Contest OR through the regular abstract submission portal.


Can I include more than one author’s name on my poster?
Yes, you are welcome to include co-authors’ names, including mentors. However, the name of the first author should be the student that is entering the contest.


Can multiple students submit one poster as co-authors?
Yes, but the first person listed on the poster will be considered the winner.


When will I be notified about whether my student poster was accepted?
All student posters are considered to “accepted” and will be displayed in some way at the conference.


If I come to the conference, do I need to print out my poster?
If you are planning to participate in the poster session at the conference, the host university will take care of poster presentation logistics. There is no need for you to print out your poster.


When will I be notified if I am a winner of the Student Poster Contest?
Top three finalists in each category (undergraduate and graduate) will be notified by Sept 15, 2024. Top prizes will be announced during the conference in November 4-6, 2024.


What if the awardee cannot come and join the conference?
First place winners are required to present at the conference to receive the prize, or send someone to pick it up for you. You do not need to be present at the conference in order to have the poster accepted to the conference.


What do I need to upload in the “Student Proof” field on the online submission portal?
A student card issued by your university or any identification that indicates your status as a student will suffice. This is to verify that the submitting author is a current undergraduate or graduate student.