Award Applications

***Deadline:  Friday, March 3, 2017. ***

Application Materials:

The Most Outstanding Interdisciplinary Project Award (MOIPA) is an award given to a recipient and runner-up whose research is deemed, by a select faculty and administrative panel, to be particularly interdisciplinary, while making broader connections to the world.

If you wish to be considered for the MOIPA, you will need to submit the electronic application by  Friday, March 3, 2017.

The electronic application can be found here: MOIPA Award Application Form


1. The MOIPA application sections included in the application are as follows: project introduction; methodology; explanation of interdisciplinary nature of project; discussion on how work makes broader connections; sources/citations.

2. Your statement should be written for an educated person who is not well-versed in the academic arena of the chosen project and applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate program at Purdue University West Lafayett to apply.

3. The application is not to exceed 1000 words with each section limited to 250 words.

4. The winner of the MOIPA will be expected to deliver a keynote address at the Spring Reception.  This will be a 10 minute talk including audio-visuals, followed by a 5 minute session for questions.

Group Presentations:

If presenting as a group of multiple graduate students, you must indicate a lead author or individual otherwise responsible for receiving and distributing any potential monetary award amongst other eligible graduate student presentation authors. All graduate student authors must sign this application and agree that the Purdue University Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs is not responsible for the division and distribution of award monies beyond providing them to the individual indicated on the MOIPA Application. It is expected that the group of authors will determine the most equitable distribution of any award received and carry out that distribution on their own accord.

Important Notes:


  • The winner of the MOIPA will receive a monetary award of $1000 and a plaque, and will serve as the keynote speakers at the Spring Reception.
  • The runner-up for the MOIPA will receive an Honorable Mention Certificate.
  • The MOIPA application materials will be evaluated by a panel of select faculty and administrators.
  • You may submit research you have previously presented at another event if you have made good progress with your work since the last time you presented it at a OIGP previous spring reception.

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