Poster Presentation and Certificate of Excellence in Research

Submissions Deadline: Friday, March 1st, 2024

Poster Presentation

We appreciate your interest in applying to submit a poster presentation for the 2024 Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Program's (OIGP) Spring Reception. Our reception will take place in-person this year on May 1st, 2024 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the North & South Ballrooms in Purdue Memorial Union.

To be eligible to participate in the Spring Reception, all applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program at the Purdue University West Lafayette Campus. Please complete a Poster Presentation Application by the deadline of Friday, March 1st, 2024. Your poster does not have to be completed in order to submit the application.

You may choose to submit research you have previously presented at another event if you have made noticeable progress with your work since the last time you presented it. You may present either a poster board or digital presentation. You may also submit an application for a group presentation. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of faculty and administrative judges.

Along with applying to present a poster, you may also choose to apply for the Most Outstanding Interdisciplinary Project Award (MOIPA). You automatically qualify for the Certificate of Excellence Award.

Most Outstanding Interdisciplinary Project Award (MOIPA)

Please consider applying for the Most Outstanding Interdisciplinary Project Award (MOIPA). Additional information is located on the MOIPA page.

Certificates of Excellence in Research

All presentations are automatically entered for the Certificate of Excellence award in their area, which recognizes the best interdisciplinary presentation for their particular Interdisciplinary Graduate Program. You automatically qualify for the Certificate of Excellence Award if you complete a poster presentation and are from an Interdisciplinary Graduate Program. Presenters will be judged by select Purdue faculty and administrators.  Judges will consider the interdisciplinary nature of the project and the student’s ability to communicate their research to a lay audience. Final scores will be collected at the event. Winners will be notified via email and announced on the OIGP website and social media.

Winners of the Certificate of Excellence award will receive a certificate to honor their achievement. Certificates could be awarded to graduate students in each interdisciplinary area:

  • African American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Life Sciences
  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Ecological Sciences and Engineering
  • Food Science
  • Gerontology
  • Independent Interdisciplinary Graduate Program
  • Information Security
  • Ingestive Behavior
  • Interdepartmental Nutrition Program
  • Life Sciences
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy and Literature
  • Public Health Graduate Program
  • Transformational Innovation and Design
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Research, non-IGP

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