The Andrews Research Conference is organized to provide Adventist graduate students, post-docs and early career faculty (5 years post graduate school) the opportunity to share their research with one another and with Andrews University. Advanced undergraduate students and recent graduates are also invited. We particularly encourage attendance of Adventist participants from non-Adventist universities.

In May 2018, scholars in the social sciences are invited to attend and present. This includes anthropology, archaeology, community & international development, economics, political science, psychology, social work, sociology, and related disciplines.

We are pleased to hold ARC 2018 in conjunction with the annual Adventist Human-Subject Researchers Association Conference. Please come for ARC (May 15-16) and stay for AHSRA (May 17-20). Those accepted to give an oral presentation at ARC are also invited to submit a proposal to have a poster presentation at the AHSRA conference (learn more here).

Early career researchers who present at ARC 2018 do not pay a registration fee; the only cost is transportation. We provide for all expenses on campus, including food and three nights of lodging (double occupancy; May 14-16).

  • March 9, 2018: ARC Application Extended Deadline (Call for Papers | Submit Abstract)
  • March 25, 2018: Acceptance Announcements & Registration Begins
  • May 15-16, 2018: Andrews Research Conference
  • May 17-20, 2018: Adventist Human-Subject Researchers Association Conference

More information: Travel and Accommodations

ARC is organized by the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship at Andrews University (Berrien Springs, MI). Please email all inquiries to

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