The CEPO submission system is now closed.

How to Submit Your Proposal for the 2024 CEPO/Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Program

The CEPO submission system will open on September 1, 2023.

Important note – proposals for the general SEPA Annual Meeting program should be directed to the SEPA Submission Portal.  Click HERE to view guidelines and instructions.

CEPO Abstract Submission Information

  • First author must be an undergraduate student.
  • Your abstract must represent original undergraduate student research.  The abstract will be reviewed/scored on the basis of the quality of the background literature, hypothesis/research question, methods, results, and conclusions/implications.  Submissions with incomplete data WILL be considered for acceptance with the provision that the project is withdrawn if data collection is not completed by the date of the presentation.
  • Abstracts should be 500-700 words in length and in APA (7th edition) format. Submit your abstract using a .doc or .docx format.  DO NOT submit your abstract as a PDF.
  • Abstracts should use the following format:
    • Title of paper in Title Case according to APA guidelines for Titles.
    • No identifying authorship or institutional affiliation should appear anywhere in the proposal.
    • Double space between the title and the text of the proposal.
  • Do not leave spaces between paragraphs. Do not indent paragraphs. All text should be left justified.

The deadline for submitting CEPO/Psi Chi Undergraduate Research abstracts is Monday, November 6, 2023 at 4 pm (Eastern).  Late submissions will not be accepted.

Please direct any questions about the CEPO/Psi Chi submission process to Dr. Donna Nelson (

Please note that if your project is accepted for presentation at the CEPO / Psi Chi poster session, you MUST register for the SEPA Annual Meeting in order to attend and present.