InnovatED is Purdue University’s premiere graduate research magazine. Our mission is to showcase the influential and inspirational graduate research conducted at our university. This is a quarterly publication with issues released in January, April, August, and October. Each publication will feature ten students, selected by Graduate School leadership. Of these ten, three finalists will be invited to present their research at a quarterly InnovatED reception. After the reception, one of these three finalists will win a Mason’s Scholar Travel Grant, bestowed by the Dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Linda Mason.

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Why Submit?

  • Develop your academic, presentation, and research communication skills 
  • Share your research with peers, faculty, higher education leadership, and our community
  • Mason’s Scholar Travel Grant: $150

Submission Deadlines:

  • January Issue: November 1st
  • April Issue: February 1st
  • August Issue: June 1st
  • October Issue: August 1st

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. If your post contains links, do not embed hyperlinks within the text. Instead, include the full URL in parentheses beside the word(s) that should be hyperlinked.
  • Preparatory workshops will be required for the three finalists selected to speak at the InnovatED Reception.
    • During these workshops, Graduate School leadership will provide feedback on each finalists’ presentation, including their communication style, comprehension, and engagement.
  • 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. If you are chosen as a finalist, you will also have the option to bring your original artwork to the Graduate School office to be included at the reception.
  • 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.