Council of Graduate Students
at The Ohio State University

Edward F. Hayes Advanced Research Forum

The 38th Hayes Forum will be held Friday, March 1st, 2024 from 8:00am - 3:30pm ET.

The abstract submission deadline for presentations for the 2024 Hayes Forum has been extended from Monday, November 2oth to Monday, December 4th at 11:59pm.

The Edward F. Hayes Advanced Research Forum (formerly the Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum) showcases the innovative and exemplary research being conducted by Ohio State graduate students and postdoctoral scholars across the full range of graduate degree programs and research topics and facilitates fruitful exchanges between graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, the administration, and the public.

Hayes 2024 will be the third year that postdoctoral scholars will have the opportunity to present. Cash prizes, totaling more than $17,000, will be awarded to the top-judged presentations in each academic area for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. There will be separate sessions for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

The forum is co-sponsored by the Council of Graduate Students, the Graduate Schoolthe Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and the Enterprise for Research, Innovation, and Knowledge (ERIK), with additional organizational and operational support from the Office of Student Life.

To see this past year's winners visit the 2023 winners' tab on the left side of this page. 

Questions? E-mail the Hayes Forum 2024 Organizing Committee's Chair, Katie Conner, at