Poster Presentation Submissions

Submission Deadline:  Friday, February 28, 2020

Presenting your research at the OIGP Spring Reception is a great way to share what you do with people in a variety of interdisciplinary programs, and to learn about the interdisciplinary projects in which others are involved!

If you are interested in presenting your interdisciplinary research, either as a physical poster or electronically as a PowerPoint, Prezi, or multimedia presentation, we encourage you to submit the following application.

Poster Application

Complete this Poster Submission Form by Friday, February 28, 2020, in order to have a poster/presentation considered for participation in the OIGP Spring Reception.  

Note: Your poster does not have to be ready in order to submit this application.  Your poster will just need to be ready and printed before the day of the event (Wednesday, May 6, 2020).

Submission Notes

  • All graduate students that are conducting interdisciplinary research are encouraged to submit presentations. Students do not have to be formally affiliated with an Interdisciplinary Graduate Program.
  • All application materials must be submitted via the required electronic application. In the application, you will be required to submit an abstract (max 250 words) and a description of the interdisciplinary nature of your project (max 100 words).
  • You may submit research you have previously presented at another event or at a past OIGP Spring Reception, provided significant progress and updates have been made to your work since your last Spring Reception presentation.
  • If you select to present a physical poster, the poster size should be 42" width and 36" height (42"x36").
  • If you select to present an electronic (PowerPoint/Prezi/Multimedia) presentation, you are expected to provide your own laptop on the day of the event, and it must play without sound. There will not be projectors available, so the presentations will run on your display device (e.g. laptop, tablet, etc.) screen.
  • Your poster does not have to be ready in order to submit your application.  Your poster will just need to be ready and printed before the day of the event (Wednesday, May 6, 2020).


Most Oustanding Interdisciplinary Program Award

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.  Find more details about applying for the MOIPA application.

Purdue Interdisciplinary Audience Choice Award

The Purdue Interdisciplinary Audience Choice Award is a crowd preference award determined by the attendees of the OIGP Spring Reception the day of the event.  The award consists of a certificate of recognition and a $150 prize.  Attendees will be given a ballot asking them to select their top three favorite research presentations.  Ballots will be collected at the event, scores tallied, and a winner will be announced on the OIGP website.

Certificates of Excellence in Research

All Poster/PowerPoint presentations are automatically entered for the Certificate of Excellence award in their area, which recognizes the poster/PowerPoint presentation that offers the best interdisciplinary presentation for their particular Interdisciplinary Graduate Program/Area.

All presenters at the Spring Reception will be judged by select Purdue faculty and administrators to be considered for the Certificate of Excellence awards. Judges will use this rubric to consider the interdisciplinarity of the project, and the student’s ability to communicate their research to a “lay” audience, an audience outside their field.  Final scores will be collected at the event.  Winners will be notified via email and announced on the OIGP website.

Winners of the Certificate of Excellence Award will receive a Certificate to honor their achievement. Certificates will be granted to 1-2 graduate students in each of the following areas at the event:

  • 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
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Research, non-IGP

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