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Graduate Student Exhibit Award submissions open through June 30

Downtown Library

The call for the 2024 Graduate Student Exhibits Award is open through June 30.

As part of its mission, the Art in the Libraries Committee seeks to highlight the art and scholarship of graduate students. With the Graduate Student Exhibits Award, Art in the Libraries committee invites current graduate students to submit ideas for consideration for an exhibit to visually showcase their scholarship in new and experimental ways. These can present a visual evolution of their work, visualize their research and influences, or answer a research question. Graduate student proposals should be based on academic or creative research and lend themselves to visual interpretation with Library consultation.

The goals of these awards are to:

·         provide a multidisciplinary platform for deeper learning.

·         foster intellectual discourse and discussion.

·         demonstrate the breadth of WVU's creative and innovative activity.

The winning submission will be displayed in the Graduate Research Commons in the Downtown Library, Room 122, for one semester. In addition, the awardee can optionally give a public lecture, program or demonstration. The award includes $500 as professional development funds.

Awards also include help with design, installation, promotion, and coordination of a public program, offering an opportunity for exposure.

All WVU graduate students who will be enrolled while the exhibit is on display are eligible.

To get start, visit to download the proposal form.

Add an abbreviated CV and save the document as a PDF. Name the file using this format: Lastname_Firstname_Graduateexhibitproposal.pdf. Then email the new document to Subject line: Graduate exhibit award proposal. Remember to download and save the submission.

Winners will be selected by the Art in the Libraries Committee. Selection will be based on applications that best meet the award's goals listed above.

Applicants may contact Sally Brown,, for a tour and/or consultation before applying.

Previous Graduate Exhibit Award winners: Qazi Arka Rahman won in 2023 for “Rectifying New Digital Record” and Chansotheary Dang won in 2022 for “Unboxing the Black Box: The Evolution of Microbial Ecology.”