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Award Application for IGP Spring Reception

***Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2014***

Application Materials:

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 particulary interdisciplinary, while making broader connections to the world.

If you wish to be considered for the MOIPA, you will need to submit the electronic application by Friday, February 14, 2014. The electronic application can be found here:


1. The MOIPA application requires a project statement, 1000 words maximum (not including sources/citations), from the applicant describing the project; focusing on and explicating the project’s interdisciplinarity and how the work makes broader connections to the world; and including relevant sources/citations . The statement should be written for an educated person who is not well-versed in the academic arena of the chosen project.

2. Please Note: The winner of the MOIPA will be expected to deliver the keynote address at the Spring Reception.  This will be a 10 minute talk including audio-visuals, followed by a 5 minute session for questions.

3. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate program at Purdue University.

Group Presentations:

If presenting as a group of multiple graduate students, you must indicate a lead author or individual otherwise responsible for receiving and distributing any potential monetary award amongst other eligible graduate student presentation authors. All graduate student authors must sign this application and agree that the Purdue University Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs is not responsible for the division and distribution of award monies beyond providing them to the individual indicated on the MOIPA application. It is expected that the group of authors will determine the most equitable distribution of any award received and carry out that distribution on their own accord.

Important Notes:

  • Applicants are only eligible for this award if they present during the IGP Spring Reception. To present, a separate Poster/Presentation Submission Form must also be completed and submitted.
  • All application materials must be submitted via the electronic application.


  • The winner of the Most Outstanding Interdisciplinary Project Award will receive a monetary award of $1000 and a plaque and will serve as the keynote speaker at the Spring Reception.
  • The runner-up for the Most Outstanding Interdisciplinary Project Award will receive a monetary award of $250, along with an Honorable Mention Certificate.
  • The Most Outstanding Interdisciplinary Project Award application materials will be evaluated by a panel of select faculty and administrators.
  • You may submit research you have previously presented at another event.

Information Release

By applying for this award, the applicant authorizes the Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs to share all information related to the poster/presentation (or subsequent award), including a photo, on the Internet, in press releases, and in relevant program literature. All award winners agree to be featured as part of the OIGP Profiles section of the website.