Submission Template

The main document should be no more than 4 pages, including title, abstract, main body of the proposal, and figures, tables, and references. The main body must be no longer than 1000 words for 15-minute stand-up presentations and no longer than 500 words for posters.  Describe your work using 12-point, Times New Roman font, and single-spaced.  Margins should be 1-inch on sides, 1-inch on top and bottom. 



            Short abstract up to 100 words – that describes your proposal. Indent the first sentences of each paragraph. If multiple paragraphs are used, single space between and within each paragraph. Do not number the pages. 

INTRODUCTION (left aligned, no indentation)

            Although particular sub-headers are not required, please include information pertaining to each of these typical sections of academic work in the main body (extended abstract). 

  • Background
    • Prior knowledge/Literature
    • Methodology/Theoretical frame
    • Results/Observations
    • Implications for Scholars/Industry

TABLES AND FIGURES (if appropriate/not required)

            Tables and figures should appear at the end of the text. They are not included in the word count, but along with references are part of the 4 page total. Tables and figures should be numbered sequentially (e.g. Table 1, Table 2, Table 3, etc.), and should bear titles which explain their content. 


            References must be listed immediately following the main text of the proposal. Use APA style, alphabetize by author. See examples below:

Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. 

Davis, F. (1989). Perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, and user acceptance of information technology. MIS Quarterly, 13 (3), 319-340. 

Henry, W. A., III. (1990, April 9). Making the grade in today’s schools. Time135, 28-31.