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Application Process and Guidelines

Application Process and Guidelines

Registration for the 2018 Graduate Exhibition is now closed.

What you will need to register:

  • Your adviser's Penn State Access Account ID (abc123)

  • Abstract (500 words or less): Before submitting your registration, your Exhibition abstracts must be in final, completed form. Once submitted, no editorial changes will be permitted.  Students are strongly encouraged to have abstracts reviewed by an adviser prior to submission.
  • For research involving human participants, vertebrate animals, bio-hazard materials, and radioisotopes:

    Your name needs to be listed on the study and you must submit your IRB, IACUC, IBC, or UIC number as part of your application. If you do not know your number, please contact the Office of Research Protections. See below for more details:
    • Human Participants: You will need to submit an Institutional Review Board number (IRB). Research involving human participants, which includes interviews, surveys, questionnaires, previously collected fluid or tissue samples, secondary data (existing data, documents, records, pathological specimens, or diagnostic specimens), etc.

    • Vertebrate Animals: You will need to submit an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee number (IACUC). Research involving a vertebrate animal, which is any non-human possessing a well-developed nervous system as characterized by the presence of a dorsal notochord protected by a vertebral column.

    • Bio-hazard Materials: You will need to submit an Institutional Biosafety Committee number (IBC). For a full listing please visit the following website -

    • Radioisotopes: You will need to submit an University Isotopes Committee number (UIC). Research activities involving radioactive materials.

  • Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Each college is guaranteed 10 poster spaces. The additional spaces will be assigned according to the number of entries submitted.
  • The musical performances and visual arts exhibits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Questions? If you have any questions about the application or the application process, please contact

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