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Are you engaged in research, scholarship or creative activity that can be shared with the university community?

If so, we invite you to submit your work to the NKU Spotlight on Scholarship through the portal. Submitters will be asked a few related questions for panel and presentation organization purposes.

Submissions can include any research, scholarship or creative work that is aligned with your discipline. All faculty and staff are encouraged to participate and showcase their work. The goal of this event is to share the interesting and important work being done by faculty and staff at NKU and to foster collaborations across disciplines. The presentations should be in an oral format, but may include demonstrations or multimedia. Presenters may be chosen to present as spotlight speakers (~20 minutes), in short spots (~10 minutes), or on inter-professional panels. The event will conclude with an awards ceremony where the Sol (Norse goddess of enlightenment) award will be given to recognize academic excellence and community impact. Lunch will be provided, and a reception will follow the awards ceremony.


Submission details

Submissions can be made through the portal provided below.

Submit a Proposal

On the submission site you will be asked to provide the following:

  • title of your project
  • author contact information
  • an abstract (300 words or less) and 3-5 key words associated with the project. 
  • Sound, image, video, and website files can also be uploaded.

Projects may include:

  • research and creative works in progress
  • work recently presented at other conferences
  • work recently published
  • standalone projects
  • updated work presented last year. 

If you submitted an abstract last year and were not selected to participate you are welcome to resubmit, however we recommend you revise your abstract with an eye toward writing to a diverse audience and alignment with the abstract rubric.

Please write your abstracts using language that can be understood by those outside your discipline.

All submissions are due June 24, 2022 by 11:59 pm.

Presenters will be notified by email by August 1, 2022. If your abstract is selected, you will be asked to confirm that you agree to be part of the Spotlight on Scholarship program. All submitted abstracts will be published on the NKU Spotlight on Scholarship website.  

We hope to see you there and look forward to learning about the exciting work being conducted by faculty and staff at NKU.

For more information please contact Samantha Langley-Turnbaugh, Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Research and Outreach at or x7567, or any University Research Council member