Submit a Proposal


Proposal submissions open February 4, 2019 and close February 28, 2019.

Please review the guidelines outlined below to frame your proposals before beginning the proposal process as some changes have been made for the 2019 Conference.

Important reminders about proposal submissions:

  • Your NCHC Membership must be current by the submission deadline of February 28th for your proposal to be considered.
  • If you will need an LCD for your presentation you must request it within the submission process. LCDs are ONLY available for General Sessions and Workshops and will require a $75 LCD fee.
  • NCHC limits individuals to two presentations at the Annual Conference. Only the first two presentations submitted with your name as a presenter will be reviewed.
  • For NCHC19, proposals will be reviewed using a blind review process. This means that in the first round of review, no identifying information about presenters will be included for reviewers; proposals will be considered solely on the strength and content of the submitted proposal abstract.


General Submissions for NCHC19 have now closed.


Submit a Master Class Proposal

(guidelines below)

If you submitted a proposal for the 2018 conference, your email address & password should already be in the proposal system. If not, you will need to create a login.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent in early April. Conference registration opens April 2nd, through the NCHC Member Portal software (not the proposal submission system). All accepted presenters must be registered and paid by August 9th, 2019.


NCHC19 Proposal Guidelines


General Information applicable to all proposals:

  • Proposals may be submitted in only one category. The same proposal may not be submitted in multiple categories.
  • The same proposal may not be submitted by different presenters.
  • Duplicate submissions will not be reviewed.
  • Valid, unique emails must be provided for all presenters.
  • Proposals require an approximately 50-word session description for the conference program and an approximately 200-300 word abstract of the proposed presentation.
  • NCHC limits individuals to two presentations at the Annual Conference. Only the first two presentation submitted with your name as a presenter will be reviewed. If you are listed as a presenting author on more than two proposals you will be removed from the third proposal and any subsequent submissions. If you are submitting on behalf of multiple authors please check with all prior to submitting to make sure they are not already affiliated with two proposals. This excludes Signature Program strands (BIH, DIH, PSIH, etc.) and meetings.
  • When entering Author information, you will indicate whether an Author is the presenting author or corresponding author. Only those planning on both registering for the conference in New Orleans and presenting should be listed as presenting authors.


    For faculty/staff proposals:

    • All presenters MUST be from current NCHC member institutions; if more than one presenter is included in a proposal submission, please verify membership status of all presenters before submitting the proposal.
    • All presenters must register and pay conference registration fees by August 9, 2019 or the session will be withdrawn.
    • The NCHC institutional contact at your institution or organization will be notified of your proposal acceptance.

    Students intending to present research should select either the Poster Session proposal or the Student Interdisciplinary Research Panel proposal, unless co-presenting with a faculty or staff member. In that case, a proposal in the General Session category is appropriate.


    Style Sheet for Submitting Proposals for NCHC’s Annual Conference

    1. Write in complete sentences.
    2. Write in a formal style though one that eschews disciplinary jargon. Avoid contractions, slang, clichés, and other forms of casual writing.
    3. Do not capitalize “honors,” “program,” “honors program,” “honors college,” or “college” unless they are part of the official title of a program or title: e.g. Goodfolk State University Honors College; the honors college at Goodfolk State University; honors education.
    4. Do not capitalize titles or disciplines unless they are part of a formal title.
    5. Do not use quotations or italics for emphasis.
    6. Avoid rhetorical questions. Make statements instead.


    For student proposals, the approval of the honors director/dean will be required after the proposal deadline to verify that:

    • the student's institution is a current member of NCHC;
    • the student is in good standing in the local honors program or honors college;
    • the student will attend the conference if this proposal is selected for inclusion;
    • institutional support will be provided for registration, transportation, and any reasonable costs to attend the conference.

    The above verification will be requested by the national office following the close of proposals. Honors Directors will be provided with a list of student proposals for review.

      Presenters of accepted proposals must have paid conference registration fees no later than August 9, 2019.

      General questions should be directed to nchc@unl.edu or 402-472-9150.


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