UO Faculty Encouraged to Nominate Undergraduate Researchers for Library Awards
Each year through its Undergraduate Research Awards program, the UO Libraries recognizes UO undergraduates who complete outstanding research projects using library resources and services. Winning papers and projects can earn students up to $1,500 in prize money.
UO faculty members can play an important role in the process by encouraging students who have done exceptional work in the past year to submit their papers and projects for consideration for an award. A letter of support from a sponsoring UO faculty member is required as part of the application process.
This year, awards will be given in two categories:
- Papers and projects from a 300-level course or above and completed within a single term
- Theses or projects developed over more than a single term
To be eligible, students must have completed their papers, projects, and theses in winter, spring, summer, or fall term of 2012. The deadline for students to submit their application for an award is February 4, 2013. Support letters from faculty are due no later than February 8, 2013.
Faculty members should contact students who have written exceptional papers or theses immediately and direct them to the Undergraduate Research Awards web page at http://libweb.uoregon.edu/general/libaward.html. Last year's award winners are showcased at http://library.uoregon.edu/node/3244.
Call or e-mail Barbara Jenkins, the library’s director of Instruction and Campus Partnerships, at 541-346-1925, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have additional questions.