Call for Submissions

We are looking for original submissions from students! We define research as an endeavor that requires you to conduct your own, independent inquiry to discover more about a particular subject or to take a stance on an issue within your academic discipline.

We strive to create a diverse conversation; all disciplines are welcome. We are particularly interested in projects in the advanced stages of the research process, such as a revised term paper, a capstone project, or a section of your undergraduate thesis. In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, submissions are open to current UM students as well as any UM student who graduated with the class of 2021.

We are a student publication. Our editorial team and reviewers are all undergraduates with a passion for research and writing. If you are interested in submitting work or joining our team, we will be holding interest meetings on Monday, February 14th, 2022 from 3pm to 4:30pm and Thursday, February 17th, 2022 from 12pm to 1:30pm. Feel free to stop by during those times to talk to a representative, grab an informational handout, and enjoy a free snack! Both events will be held in the Writing Center, 3rd Floor of Lamar Hall, Suite C.

Please submit your original research in full via our submission portal no later than March 21st, 2022.

Submit Your Work


Research File

  • Submissions should not exceed 25 pages (excluding references).
  • Submit your work as a single Microsoft Word (.docx) file (unless your research requires a different format for tables, mathematical notations, or figures).
  • Format your writing in 12 pt, Times New Roman font and double-space your text.
  • Include page numbers on each page of your document.
  • Any discipline appropriate citation style (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.) may be used as long as it is consistent throughout the entire document.

Supplemental Information

  • Contact Information
  • Area of Research
  • Citation Style
  • Faculty Mentor (contact information only) (e.g., course instructor, thesis advisor, research mentor)
  • A cover letter (the shorter the better) with an abstract (150-200 words) for the work and a brief, press-ready biographical statement (no more than 75 words).

Submit Your Work


Venture recognizes two submissions a year for excellence in research and writing – one submitted by a graduating senior and the other by a continuing student. An interdisciplinary panel of UM faculty reviews submissions and selects the winners for recognition in the current issue.

All accepted submissions are automatically considered for recognition. Winners will receive a commemorative award and $500.00 (processed through the student’s University Bursar account).


  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at UM
  • Cannot have previously won a Venture award
  • Submit Your Work


    • Submissions Due: March 21, 2022
    • Acceptance Notification: April 2, 2022
    • Awards Notification: April 15, 2022
    • Publication: May 1, 2022

    Submit Your Work