Award Criteria

  • Must be enrolled in one of the degree or elgibl interdisciplinary programs listed below
  • Must demonstrate clarity, effectiveness and originality of interdisciplinary ideas through academic efforts tht expand and promte the concept of interdisciplinary studies across a minimum of two academic colleges
  • Only Ph.d. students enrolled full-time at the time of the  nomination are eligible

Eligible Interdisciplinary Programs

  • Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical and Cultural Thought
  • Biomedical Engineering and Sciences
  • Biomedical Technology Development and  Management
  • Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology
  • Geospatial and Enviornmental Analysis
  • Information Technology
  • All IGEP programs: CTE, MTSP, RM, RS, SUN, TOR, TPS, WI, HCD, IGC, BioB, DRM
  • Macromolecular Science and Engineering (MACR)
  • Molecular Plant Sciences
  • Microbiology

Nomination Requirements/Checklist

  • Completed nomination form
  • Nomination letter from the  major professor (not to exceed three pages) addressing the novel interdisciplinary activity through academic efforts clearly identifying contribution across a minimum of two academic colleges
  • Nomination packet may not exceed 4 pages including nomination form

Additonal details

For information, contact grads@vt.edu

Submit Combined PDF files to grads@vt.edu

Deadline: January 30, 2017