InCHIP Annual Meeting Poster Competition


InCHIP invites UConn Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows to participate in a poster competition and showcase their health-related research at the InCHIP Annual Meeting on Thursday, September 26. The Annual Meeting will be held on the Storrs campus.

The top 3 posters, as judged by InCHIP Leadership, will be announced at the InCHIP Annual Meeting. Winners will receive small monetary awards.

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The posters will be on display during the InCHIP Annual Meeting on September 26, 2019 between 11 AM and 1 PM. Applicants must agree to be present during the Annual Meeting to talk about their posters with attendees.

Submission Instructions:

Applicants must submit a PDF of their poster via the form below, no later than 11:59 pm on Monday, September 16, 2019. Prior to the Annual Meeting, they will be emailed written instructions on when and where to bring their printed posters.

Requirements for Participation in Poster Competition:

  1. Participants must either be a) actively enrolled as a graduate student at UConn or b) employed as a postdoctoral fellow at UConn.
  2. The poster must focus on health-related research that is consistent with InCHIP’s mission. For posters that were previously presented at a conference, they must have been presented during the last year.
  3. The Graduate Student or Postdoctoral Fellow must be the first author of the poster.
  4. The poster must have undergone peer review at a prior conference or been reviewed and approved by the applicant’s faculty advisor.
  5. Due to limited space at the Annual Meeting, it is requested that posters be no wider than 4 feet. Recommended height is 5 feet or less. If you have already presented your poster at a conference, you do not need to modify the size of your poster.
  6. Participants who are not currently InCHIP Affiliates must apply to become one no later than September 16, 2019.
    • Affiliate applications for graduate students can be found here.
    • Affiliate applications for Postdoctoral fellows can be found here.

Tips on Designing an Effective Poster:

  • Include the title and all authors at the top.
  • Keep any text brief.
  • Do not use all capital letters.
  • Use graphics (charts, tables, pictures) that can be understood in one minute or less.
  • Ideas should flow from panel to panel logically.
  • Assume the viewer will be reading the poster from approximately 3 feet away.
  • Describe all parts of the project/study, including whether the results were consistent with the original hypotheses.
  • Suggested sections:
    1. Background
    2. Objectives
    3. Research Design/Program Description
    4. Results/Evaluation
    5. Conclusion(s)
    6. Future Plans
  • The viewer should gain new knowledge or insight from reading the poster.

Note: These tips are suggestions only – if you have already presented your poster at a conference, you do not need to modify the format for this event.

Poster Submissions

This opportunity is now closed.