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Fifth Annual Graduate Scholars Forum

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
April 8, 2015

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Deadline for Proposal Submission is 5:00 p.m., February 27, 2015

Students currently enrolled in any graduate program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania are invited to present their research or creative works at the annual Graduate Scholars Forum. Students graduating from graduate programs in December 2014 are eligible to submit a proposal to the forum as long as they are able to attend the event and present their work. Submissions must represent high-quality work that goes beyond the typical classroom assignment and must have a faculty sponsor who will attest to the quality of the work. Research done in collaboration with faculty, other students, or practicing professionals is eligible as long as the student has played a substantial role in the activity.

Student submissions are accepted in these formats:

  • Oral Paper Presentation: Each paper presentation should be about 25 minutes in length, including time for questions. The paper format is ideal for work that is in more advanced stages of completion since it allows for the presentation of a research or creative project with research results.
  • Poster Presentation: Students display their research on a tri-fold poster from 9:00 a.m. to noon and discuss their work with visitors during this period. Posters must be free-standing. (Poster boards are available from the School of Graduate Studies and Research, Room 129.)
  • Performance/Exhibit: Graduate students may participate in the conference with visual art installations, literary readings, or performances. Performances/presentations should be 25 minutes in length, including questions. Musical performances will take place in Cogswell Hall.

Proposal Submission Guidelines

Proposals must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. on February 27, 2015.

Under no circumstances will late submissions be accepted!

Students must complete all information as requested on the submission form. Please note:

  • Only IUP e-mail addresses will be accepted.
  • In cases where more than one student is doing the presentation, the name listed first will be considered to be the “lead” presenter. Only the lead presenter will receive information about the presentation.
  • Your abstract should summarize the presentation and be free of grammatical and spelling errors. Abstracts are not edited and are printed in the final program as submitted.
  • Your faculty advisor’s name and e-mail address must be included. 
  • If your research involves human subjects, you must obtain IRB approval before beginning any research activities. For more information, see the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects guidelines for projects that will result in public dissemination.


  • School of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Assistant Dean for Research
    Stright Hall, Room 113
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1081
  • Phone: 724-357-7730
  • Fax: 724-357-2715
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.