Submission Guidelines and Form: Research Abstract

Research Abstract Submission Guidelines and Form

Background on Abstract Themes

POSHAN_Transform_Nutrition_5You are invited to submit abstracts of your work to be presented at the conference by April 25, 2014. To understand what evidence is emerging from studies on cross-sectoral interventions to improve nutrition, we invite researchers to submit research abstracts on ongoing or completed studies that can provide evidence on process outcomes or impact of cross-sectoral interventions on nutrition. Examples of research abstracts could include but are not limited to the following:

  • Research on nutrition programs and interventions that were led by more than one sector. Research methods, tools, and resources to conduct research on how sectors can be brought together and the impact of multisectoral on intersectoral collaboration on nutrition services or outcomes are of particular interest. Types of research featured in this focus area include policy and stakeholder analysis, operational research, or program evaluations.

Submissions are also being accepted for Implementation Abstracts. Abstract submissions which do not clearly fall under Research or Implementation topic areas of interest, but are relevant to the theme of the event, will still be considered.

Abstract Submission and Review Process

Abstracts must be submitted by Friday April 25, 2014,at 5pm IST.

A review committee from POSHAN and Transform Nutrition will select 10–12 of the submitted abstracts to be featured as written case studies and oral presentations at the conference. The committee will review these based on 1) relevance to the event theme, 2) practical application, and 3) clarity and completeness of abstract.

The committee will also select an additional 20–25 abstracts to be presented as posters. Abstracts chosen for presentation at the conference or for poster will be notified by email by May 30, 2014.

Selected Abstracts

If your abstract is accepted as a case study, a team of writers from POSHAN and Transform Nutrition will work with you between June-August, 2014 to develop a 4-page case study that will be printed and distributed at the conference. The team will also be available to assist you in preparing a related slide presentation on the case that you will present at the conference.

For those abstracts selected as posters, guidelines will be provided to you on what to include on these.

Questions? We would love to hear from you. Send us an email at

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