Call for Posters

In conjunction with the United Nations Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024, IV/USA – BSAP is inviting Posters for the “Celebration of Scholarship of People of African Descent!”

Submission and Deadline

Submissions open February 1, 2024

Deadline is May 1, 2024 23:59 PST

Posters and Abstracts invited that address our understanding and measurement of human flourishing, especially across Africa and our African Diaspora cultures despite modern challenges and situations of adversity. Presenters may share how their scholarship emerged and are of relevance to policymakers or practitioners and/or will change the course of human flourishing in our countries and elsewhere. Multidisciplinary scholarship and research is highly encouraged. Submitters may check up to three (3) focus areas when they submit.

Target Participants

  • IFES Alumni, Entrepreneurs, Professionals, Policy-makers
  • High School/ Secondary School Students
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Postgraduate Students
  • University Faculty, Staff, Administrators, Researchers and Scholars
  • National Movement Staff and Volunteers

Research/ Vocational/ Scholarship Tracks, Themes, Focus Areas

  • Music, Theater, Dance, Culture, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Applied Sciences, Agriculture, Architecture, Engineering, Biology and Ecology
  • Arts and Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Philosophy, Psychology
  • Public Service, Law, Politics, Religion and Spirituality
  • Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health & Wellness Professions
  • Business, Finance, Economics and Policy
  • Mathematics, Computer Science, Environmental and Natural Sciences
  • Technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Other: Another discipline not captured in the list above


Criteria include:

  • Original work or work previously shared
  • Primary author must have participated in the activities showcased and obtained the necessary approvals where sensitive data is used
  • Published papers; pre-prints; or completed / very late-stage research that is ready to be presented
  • Research ongoing or completed and author should present data / outcomes
  • Preference given to recent scholarship and research
  • No more than two posters and abstracts per primary author

Helpful Resources

  1. What makes a great research poster? [Good and Bad Examples] by Andy Stapleton
  2. How To Design An Award-Winning Research Poster | PowerPoint Settings & Font Size – Dr Amina Yonis
  3. Building Your Poster in Google Slides – Prof. McGinnis –
  4. Giving an Effective Poster Presentation – georgerhess –