Scholars Forum

Attendees looking at poster displays at the IUP Scholars Forum

The Scholars Forum provides all undergraduate and graduate students with an opportunity for scholarly development by presenting their original research, scholarly activities, and creative endeavors.

2021 Scholars Forum - Winners Announced!

The 2021 IUP Scholars Forum was held online on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Congratulations to this year's winners! See the list on the 2021 award winners page.

Three-Minute Thesis

Offered in conjunction with the Scholars Forum, this event offers graduate students an opportunity to present their original scholarship to a panel of judges in three minutes. Top participants from a preliminary round will advance to the final competition.

Get more information about the Three Minute Thesis competition.


Congratulations to the 2021 Scholars Forum Winners!

The Scholars Forum is a yearly opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to show off  their original research, scholarly activities, and creative endeavors. Students showcased their research in the form of poster presentations, oral presentations, musical/theater/dance performances, and juried art.

2020 Scholars Forum Online Showcase

The traditional in-person Scholars Forum at the KCAC could not occur in April 2020 as scheduled; but the School of Graduate Studies and Research pivoted to collect several of these projects and presentations in an online platform. Please explore these high-caliber student research and creative projects.

2020 IUP Scholars Forum Moved Online

In order to celebrate the hard work of our students and their research endeavors, the 2020 IUP Scholars Forum has been moved to an online format. This format will allow participants to upload their digital posters and presentations to be posted with their project abstracts while sharing their research with the IUP community and beyond.

2020 Scholars Forum Abstract Deadline February 28

We welcome abstract submissions up to February 28 at 4:00 p.m. from undergraduate and graduate students for the 2020 Scholars Forum.