Most Outstanding Interdisciplinary Project Award (MOIPA)

MOIPA Application and Information

Deadline:  Wednesday, March 1st, 2023 

Apply for the Most Outstanding Interdisciplinary Project Award! The winner will receive a monetary award of $1,000 and a plaque and will serve as the Keynote Speaker at the Spring Reception.

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

MOIPA Application

Submit the MOIPA Application AND complete a Poster Presentation Application by Wednesday, March 1st, 2023, in order to be considered for the Most Outstanding Interdisciplinary Project Award. 

1. Applicants for the MOIPA must be registered to present a poster at the Spring Reception.
2. The MOIPA application sections included in the application are as follows: project introduction; methodology; explanation of the interdisciplinary nature of the project; discussion on how work makes broader connections; sources/citations.
3. Your statement should be written for an educated person who is not well-versed in the academic arena of the chosen project. 
4. The application is not to exceed 1,000 words, with each section limited to 250 words.
5. The winner of the MOIPA will be expected to deliver a keynote address at the Spring Reception. This will be a 15-20 minute talk including audio-visuals, followed by a 5-minute session for questions.
6. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate program at the Purdue University West Lafayette Campus to apply.

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.

Award Information

  • The winner of the MOIPA will receive a monetary award of $1,000 and a plaque and will serve as the keynote speaker at the Spring Reception.
  • 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 previous OIGP spring reception.
  • The winner will be notified via email at least three weeks before the Spring Reception.

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