Library Seeks Undergraduate Submissions

Posted on: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 9:46am

Western Libraries Undergraduate Research Award

Western Libraries is currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Western Libraries Undergraduate Research Award.  This year, we are expanding the submission period to allow eligible students to submit work completed during the spring and summer quarters of the previous year. Each Undergraduate Research Award winner receives $500.00 and publication in Western CEDAR, Western’s institutional repository.

For the past five years, awards have been given annually to students who demonstrate outstanding library research in the writing of papers for college credit courses that were taught at Western during either fall or winter quarters of the current academic year. With the new expanded submission period, you can now enter research projects that you completed in the spring and summer of 2018, as long as you will be enrolled as a student at Western during the spring of 2019.

Winners of the 2018 Undergraduate Research Award: (L to R) Matthew Horn, Madelyn Merritt, and Asia FieldsNow in its sixth year, the Libraries Undergraduate Research Award has grown to honor research from an array of disciplines. In the past, awards have been given to student research in the areas of ChemistryEconomics, Journalism, and Linguistics and Community Health. We encourage students to apply and faculty to consider nominating one of their outstanding students.

If you are a student who would like to apply for this award, or a faculty member who wishes to nominate a student, please see the full award guidelines and details here.

Applications are due by April 16, 2019. This year, the Libraries Undergraduate Research Award winners will be announced on May 14, 2019, the first day of Westerns Scholars Week. Questions? Contact us here.

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