Undergraduate Research Forum

The Undergraduate Research Forum (URF) is an integral part of SAMLA's annual conference. Undergraduate students are able to present papers in the traditional conference format and begin developing professional experience that will suit them both in their undergraduate studies and their lives after graduation. 

Undergraduate Student Essay Award

Participants in the Undergraduate Research Forum are eligible for the annual Undergraduate Essay Award. The winner receives a $100 honorarium, complimentary registration for the following year's conference, and publication of the winning paper in the next issue of SAMLA News.  

Costs & Requirements


  • Undergraduate students should either: 1) work with a faculty member in putting together a session/panel or 2) submit their individual abstract to the General Call for Abstracts.
  • Faculty members should complete the following form once they have selected and confirmed their topic and participants: SAMLA 95 URF Session Information Form. Submissions will be accepted through September 7, 2023.

 Please contact Dan Abitz at [email protected] with any additional questions.