Undergraduate Just-In-Time Poster Submissions

VSS is pleased to announce the 2023 “Just-In-Time” poster submissions for undergraduate students who are working on independent research projects that are just now reaching the stage of being ready for abstract submission.

VSS welcomes and encourages submissions from a diverse group of eligible students across the globe. To help accomplish this goal we are asking that you share this information with any programs within your institutions that sponsor or promote research for undergraduate students.


(1) currently enrolled in a 3-year or 4-year program leading to the bachelor’s degree, or,
(2) earned a bachelor’s degree in a 3-year program and are currently in their first year of study in a program leading to a master’s degree. (Students studying in European universities may fall in this category).

The submissions to this session are limited to students who are either:

Those who have an abstract accepted for VSS are not eligible. A student may submit only one abstract, and the student must be a current member of VSS.

Just-in-time posters for undergraduates will be presented in-person at VSS during one of two poster sessions scheduled for Saturday, May 20 or Monday, May 22. Submissions will open on March 1 and will be accepted until March 31. Presenters will be informed of acceptance by April 11.

Session Format

The presentations will have the same format as regular VSS posters.

Given the just-in-time deadline, some aspects will differ from regular VSS submissions. Submissions will be reviewed by members of the VSS Board of Directors and designates. Accepted abstracts will appear in the VSS 2023 program. Unlike submissions accepted following the December review, “Just-In-Time” abstracts will not appear in the Journal of Vision. The student who submits the abstract will be listed as the sole author, followed by the names of all those who participated as advisors or mentors.

How to Submit an Abstract

Abstract submissions must be divided into four sections: (1) Objective, (2) Methods, (3) Results, and (4) Conclusion. Each section is limited to 60 words.

For additional information about submission requirements, go to Undergraduate Submission Policies. If you have any questions, please contact our office at .

Submission Schedule

Submissions Open: March 1, 2023
Submissions Close: March 31, 2023
Notification of Accepted Abstracts: April 11, 2023