Library Undergraduate Research Award
Library Undergraduate Research Awards
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Papers, projects eligible from classes during Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Summer 2013 or Fall 2013
Theses need to be completed by the end of Fall 2013.
UO Libraries Research Award - Recent Award Winners
- The Award recognizes undergraduate students who demonstrate the excellent use of library resources
in the development of their papers and projects.
- Awards typically are given for $1000 - $1500. The number of awards may vary from year to year.
The Awards are offered in two categories and applications are accepted throughout the year until the deadline.
- Papers and projects from a 300 level or above course & completed within a single term.
- Theses or multi-term papers or projects.
- Individuals must be currently enrolled University of Oregon undergraduates or recent graduates.
- Eligible projects must have been completed for an upper division (300 - 400 level) UO credit course.
- Projects must be completed during Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Summer 2013, or Fall term 2013.
- Projects must be recommended by the course instructor responsible.
- Appllicants agree to contribute their projects to the University of Oregon Libraries Scholars' Bank digital repository.
Award Assessment Criteria
Successful projects will:
- Make excellent use of library services, resources, and collections in any format.
- Demonstrate effective application of information literacy criteria:
- evaluating and analyzing information
- managing, organizing, and synthesizing information
- using appropriate and accurate citations and credits
- Show evidence of significant growth as a scholar in describing their methods of research and analysis.
- Demonstrate mastery of content appropriate to class level, clear writing, and overall quality of presentation.
- Application Checklist
- Faculty Recommendation Form and Letter
under revision - will be posted May 23
- Abstract (100-150 words)
- Essay on Library Resources & Scholarly Development
2-3 pages double-spaced essay describing the specific library resources and services, research strategies, and how the project contributed to his/her development as a scholar.
The essay will be given substantial weight in the review process.
Names and titles of professors, librarians, and others who provided advice or assistance.
- Final version of the research project:
- Written projects should be double-spaced; there is no minimum or maximum length.
- Digital projects: submit a printout of the first "page" of the project in addition to the digitally formatted version. Provide a dvd or cd copy of web-based projects. For all other project formats, consult with the Award Committee Chair, c/o firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All other application components must be submitted as electronic documents or paper.
- Electronic pdf documents sent as email attachments are preferred.
- Submissions accepted between January 2013 and January 2014
- If you have questions, contact the award committee c/o email@example.com.
- Send your electronic application documents to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you have a project that can not be sent electronically, send it to:
Undergraduate Research Awards Committee
c/o Library Administration
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 97403-1299
Award Review Process
- Submissions are evaluated by a panel of librarians and faculty.Awards are announced in the late winter term.
- Recipients and faculty sponsors are honored at a special event in April.
- For currently enrolled students, awards are given as scholarships, with funds applied directly to the UO billing account.
- If the recipient has already graduated, the award is given as a cash prize. Team awards are divided equally among all members.
Please note that depending on the recipient's enrollment status and income, the Undergraduate Research Award may be reportable as taxable income.
The Undergraduate Research Awards are made possible by endowments established through the generous support of Milton C. and Barbara B. Sparks and Jon and Lisa Stine,
as well as gifts from Walter and Gretchen Barger. We gratefully acknowledge this generous support.