Library Undergraduate Research Award

Library Undergraduate Research Awards
Summer & Fall 2014 Theses and Course Papers & Projects

Submit Class Papers, Projects, & Theses

  • The Award recognizes undergraduate students who demonstrate the excellent use of library resources and services.
  • Awards are usually given for $1,000 - $1,500.  The number of awards may vary.
  • Papers and projects are submitted following each term.
  • All applications from each term will be reviewed once a year by the Award Committee.
  • Last Year's Award Winners

Award Categories

  • The Awards are offered in two categories
  • Category 1:  Papers and projects from a 300 level or above course and completed within a single term.
  • Category 2:  Theses or multi-term papers and projects.


  • Individuals must be currently enrolled University of Oregon undergraduates or recent graduates.
  • Eligible single-term projects must have been completed for an upper division (300 - 400 level) UO credit course.
  • Theses and multi-term projects must be completed before they are submitted.
  • Deadline for submission is approximately 6 weeks after the term ends.  Specific deadlines for each term will be posted in advance.
  • Projects must be recommended by the course instructor, Thesis Advisor, or Project Advisor (see forms below)
  • Applicants must agree to contribute their projects to the UO Libraries digital repository, Scholars' Bank

Application Documents

Send your application documents as a pdf to:

  1. Application Checklist:  Single Term / Thesis/Multi-Term
  2. Application:  Single Term / Thesis Multi-Term
  3. Abstract (100-150 words)
  4. Research paper or project (final version)
  5. Bibliography/References
  6. Essay on Library Research Strategies & Personal Scholarly Growth
  7. Acknowledgments

Instructor Recommendation Form and Letter (submitted by instructor)


  • Send your application documents or questions to:
  • 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 Details

  • 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.
  • Depending on the recipient's enrollment status and income, the Undergraduate Research Award may be reportable as taxable income.
  • Applications are evaluated by a panel of UO librarians and faculty
  • Recipients and faculty sponsors are honored at a special event each year.

Award Endowment

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.


Created by jenkins on Jun 18, 2012 Last updated Sep 4, 2014