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Application Process and Guidelines

Application Process and Guidelines

What you will need to register:

  • Your Adviser's Penn State Access Account ID (abc123)
  • Abstract (250 words or less)
    The abstract should be no more than 250 words and should concisely summarize the basic content and scope of the presentation without including extensive detail. It should include the project's objective, methodology, and findings, conclusions, or intended results.
  • Importance of work (120 words or less)
    The importance section should be no more than 120 words and should provide a nontechnical explanation of significance of the study to the field.
  • For research involving human participants, vertebrate animals, bio-hazard materials, or radioisotopes
    Your name must 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 approval number, please contact the Office of Research Protections.


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

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