Congratulations to Rajagopal and Khodzhaev for winning the CIE Scholarship

Sreekul Raj Rajagopal and Zulfidin Khodzhaev have been made CIE Scholars. The Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Scholars program is a distinguished initiative developed to recognize and engage the top graduate students at OSU.

Each semester, a small group of outstanding students from graduate programs across campus are chosen based on an application and interview process. Selected individuals are awarded a $2,000 scholarship during the semester. Selection criteria include previous academic performance and achievements, leadership experiences, extracurricular or community engagement activity and unique life accomplishments. Graduate students with academic interests in any discipline are welcome to apply.

The CIE Scholars program will take research being performed on campus or other technical ideas and the scholars will spend a semester developing a commercialization plan for the technology. Students will participate on interdisciplinary teams using the OSU NSF Innovation Corps Process ( This class is part of the NSF I-Corps program under contract 1548003. All participants in the class will become funded NSF researchers and gain lineage that will allow them to apply for the I-Corps nationals program.