2018 IUP Scholars Forum Submission Deadline: March 1

Posted on 2/21/2018 9:34:37 AM

The submission window for the 2018 Undergraduate Scholars and Graduate Scholars Fora will close on Thursday, March 1, at 5:00 p.m. Students interested in participating in this exciting opportunity should submit their proposals before the deadline. The Undergraduate Scholars Forum will be on Tuesday, April 3. The Graduate Scholars Forum will be on Wednesday, April 4, at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

Students interested in learning more about the events can find information on our new IUP Scholars Forum website. The event is open to all current IUP students interested in presenting their original research.

How to Submit a Proposal

Submitting a proposal to participate in the IUP Scholars Forum has never been easier! The submission process is through IUP’s InfoReady Review system. Upload your proposal, and the system will automatically route the proposal to your faculty advisor for review.

Graduate students should submit to the Graduate Scholars Forum competition, and undergraduate students should submit their proposals to the Undergraduate Scholars Forum competition.

The School of Graduate Studies and Research and the IUP Printing Center have teamed up this year to offer all students presenting posters at this year’s IUP Scholars Forum free poster printing. More information about how to have your poster for the IUP Scholars Forum printed for free will be provided in your acceptance email.

Benefits of Participation

The IUP Scholars Forum offers students and faculty alike the opportunity to come together and celebrate student research at IUP.

Students benefit by receiving:

  • valuable experiences working with faculty on scholarship activities,
  • professional experience in research presentation skills,
  • networking opportunities with students having similar interests, and
  • opportunities to compete for recognition and prizes.

Faculty sponsors gain:

  • assistance in your research endeavors, while teaching valuable skills to your students,
  • acknowledgement for your mentorship and guidance,
  • scholarly growth in your discipline,
  • service experience that benefits your students and the university, and
  • a chance to provide students with a unique opportunity and future collaboration.

Students interested in participating should submit their proposals soon! Late applications will not be accepted.