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

Issue Four - January 2023


(WCAG) 2.1 AA.

Why Submit?

  • The student author or co-authors selected will receive an award of $250 per accepted manuscript, with the cover story receiving $500.
  • Students selected for publication will receive one-on-one coaching focused on communicating complex information to a lay audience. 
  • Research published in InnovatED is shared widely, reaching readers in more than 45 countries. 

2024 Edition Dates

  • Submission Deadline: Friday, November 10, 2023
  • Winners Announced: Monday, December 4, 2023
  • Final Articles Due: Friday, January 12, 2024

Submission Requirements:

  • InnovatED is a popular press piece that challenges you to write about your research in a way that resonates with a non-specialist audience. Your submission should be 700 to 800 words, free of jargon, and organized in a problem/ solution structure (i.e., What is the problem your research aims to solve? Why does it matter?). Please submit it as a Word document with no special formatting.
  • 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.
  • Visual aids are 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 the 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. The 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.
  • Students who are over the cost of attendance allowance may not be eligible for awards.

If you have questions, please contact competition administrators.

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