Poster Session

Table of Contents & Introduction

  1. List of Poster Session Presenters
  2. Important Information for Poster Session Presenters
  3. Poster Printing Instructions
  4. Financing the Printing of Your Poster
  5. Tips for Designing a Research Poster

The Office of University Postdoctoral Affairs (OUPA) is pleased to announce the second annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium on Monday, March 25, 2024 in Sayles Hall and the Salomon Center. The symposium will feature a poster session and reception from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Sayles Hall.

This poster session aims to provide an opportunity for professional development, networking with peers from different disciplinary areas, and increasing the visibility of postdoctoral research at Brown. Brown postdoctoral appointees from all departments and fields of research, as well as postdoctoral appointees at Brown-affiliated hospitals, are highly encouraged to participate.

As a token of appreciation, every poster session participant will receive a branded stainless steel water bottle. The reception accompanying the session will include appetizers, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. Additionally, the best research posters will be recognized with awards at the end of the poster session.


2. Important Information for Poster Session Participants

  • The poster submission period is open from December 1, 2023 until February 16, 2024. Click here to access the submission form.
  • Only posters featuring research and scholarly work will be accepted for the poster session.
  • The word count limit for the abstract is 400 words.
  • Co-authors should be included as appropriate for the work being presented. The postdoc who submits the poster should be the presenting author.
  • Submissions must be made by individuals with a current appointment at Brown University as a postdoctoral research associate, postdoctoral fellow, or postdoctoral research fellow or an equivalent postdoctoral appointment at a Brown-affiliated hospital.
  • Poster session participants must have an appointment end date of March 26, 2024 or later.
  • Your poster dimensions should be no larger than 36 inches (91.44 cm) tall by 48 inches (121.92 cm) wide. Please see below for poster printing instructions.
  • The symposium is an in-person event without a hybrid or virtual option. The symposium will follow any COVID-19 protocols set by Brown University, which can be found here. At this time, face masks are optional.
  • The reception accompanying the poster session will include appetizers, wine and beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. Please note, drink tickets will be distributed during the check-in process for the keynote speaker address in the Salomon Center.

More instructions will be provided to poster session participants in early February. If you have any questions, please contact OUPA by emailing

3. Poster Printing Instructions

Your poster dimensions should be no larger than 36 inches (91.44 cm) tall by 48 inches (121.92 cm) wide.

Postdocs should utilize the Quick-Print Copy Services for poster printing. Quick-print copy services can be utilized for projects such as poster printing and are available at the following Providence locations near Brown:

Allegra Marketing Print Mail
102 Waterman St.
Providence, RI 02906
Bud McCann:
(401) 354-7491

FedEx Office Print & Ship Center
236 Meeting St.
Providence, RI 02906

555 N Main St.
Providence, RI 02904

The UPS Store
22 Parsonage St.
Providence, RI 02903