Award Criteria

  • Must be enrolled in one of the degree or elgible 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: 

  • BioBuild
  • Biological Transport
  • Computational Tissue Engineering, 
  • Disaster Resilience
  • Human Centered Design, 
  • Interfaces of Global Change, 
  • Regenerative Medicine, 
  • Remote Sensing, 
  • Sustainable Nanotechnology, 
  • Translational Obesity, 
  • Translational Plant Science, 
  • Water INTERface, 

Macromolecular Science and Engineering (MACR)

Molecular Plant Sciences

Science and Technology Studies

Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health

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 29, 2018