InnovatED is Purdue University’s premier graduate research magazine. Our mission is to showcase the influential and inspirational graduate research conducted at our university. This is a bi-annual publication with issues released at the end of August and March. Each publication features ten students, selected by Graduate School leadership. 


Why Submit?

  • The student author or co-authors selected will receive an award of $100 per accepted manuscript, with the cover story receiving a bonus award of $250
  • Develop your academic, presentation, and research communication skills 
  • Share your research with peers, faculty, higher education leadership, and our community
  • Learn to write popular-press pieces for research magazines

Submission Deadlines:

  • Spring Issue: February 19, 2021

  • Fall Issue: June 25, 2021

Submission Requirements:

  • Entries should include a brief biography and photo of the author.
  • Work submitted must have been conducted at Purdue University by the student submitting the work, and not from a previous degree. Submitted work should be in the final stages so you have some sound conclusions and impacts from your research.
  • Your submission should be 700 to 800 words, submitted as a Word document with no special formatting. 
  • Visual aids are welcome, but not required. Visual aids must be original. Visual aids may be your own photography, artwork, or graphs/ charts, or you may use a photo of yourself with permission of the photographer. Do not submit stock photos or clip art. If you create non-digital art, you may include a digital print or a high-quality photo of your work in your online submission. 
  • Visual aid submissions must be at least 4.0 MB, but 5.0 MB or larger image files are strongly encouraged. Ideal size is 8 x 10 inches at 300 dpi or larger. Digital files are acceptable in JPG and TIFF formats. Original artwork should be 12 x 18 inches in size or smaller.
  • Currently enrolled graduate students in all disciplines at Purdue University will be eligible to participate.
  • The Graduate School reserves the right to disqualify entries that use hateful, violent, attacking, or otherwise inappropriate language, or identify FERPA- or HIPAA-protected information. Entries that are found to not be the original work of the entrant will also be disqualified.

If you have questions, please contact competition administrators.