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Information for Applicants

The 20th annual Celebrating Collaborations event will take place on May 4, 5 and 6, 2021 in a series of 90-minute concurrent sessions in the later afternoon. The event is designed to highlight the variety of research and collaborative projects between Smith students and faculty members. A week prior to the event, students’ works will be displayed on a website; students will then have the opportunity to briefly present (8-10 minutes) their projects during a live Zoom session followed by a Q&A.

The Application Process

Only faculty members or program directors can nominate students; we will not accept student self-nominations. Once nominated, students will receive an application form by email for displaying a research poster, making a Powerpoint or Google Slides presentation, recording a performance (audio or video), curate an exhibition, or share their other collaborative work with faculty during this year’s Celebrating Collaborations event.

If you have questions, please email

Deadline for Application

The deadline for application forms is March 22, 2021. Every effort will be made to include students who submitted a completed application form. Please note that forms received after the deadline will not be considered.

Participation Guidelines

Who can participate?

Students nominated by faculty or program directors in any classes or majors may participate.

What types of proposals are included?

Proposals deriving from course projects and papers, special studies projects, honors theses, fellowships, Concentrations, performances and other student-faculty interaction are all welcome. Please note that works-in-progress are welcomed and encouraged.

How is work presented?

Students are encouraged to be creative in considering how best to present their work. They need to submit in advance their works in either one of these three formats: PDF (for slides presentation and research poster), audio or video file. Students' projects will be displayed on the Collaborations website prior to the event. There will be a series of concurrent sessions for research posters, Powerpoint or Google Slides presentations and recorded performances via Zoom. Students present their work to an audience and may also answer questions.

Types of presentations may include:
  • Powerpoint or Google Slides presentations
  • Short paper presentations
  • Poster presentations
  • Art presentations/exhibits
  • DVD, slide or video presentations
  • Panel presentations: For panel or group presentation proposals, only one form needs to be submitted. Name and contact information should be listed for each participant.
  • Workshops

Types of recorded performances may include:

  • Poetry readings
  • Story readings
  • Films
  • Play readings or other theatrical performances
  • Dances
  • Musical works/concerts
  • Performance art
What are the deadlines for participation?
  • The deadline to apply is March 22, 2021.
  • Deadline to submit materials is April 2, 2021.

Notification Information

The schedule for Celebrating Collaborations will be published in late April 2021.


If you have questions about Celebrating Collaborations or completing the proposal form, please contact