UO Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards

Undergraduate Research Awards

5 2013 award winners

APPLY NOW - Deadline Extended

Deadline: February 10, 2015
Eligible Classes Taken In:  Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Summer 2014 or Fall 2014


UO Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards recognize students who demonstrate excellent library research skills and high-quality academic work with $1,000 - $1,500 award prizes in two categories

1: Papers and projects from a 300 level or above course completed within a single term

2: Theses or multi-term papers and projects


  • Currently enrolled University of Oregon undergraduates or recent graduates only
  • Single-term projects must be completed for an upper division (300 - 400 level) UO credit course
  • Theses and multi-term projects must be completed prior to submission
  • Submission deadline is approximately 6 weeks after the term ends (a specific date for each term will be posted in advance)
  • Projects must be recommended by the course instructor, Thesis Advisor, or Project Advisor
  • Applicants must contribute their projects to UO Libraries digital repository, Scholars’ Bank


Application Checklist: Single Term / Thesis/Multi-Term

Application Web Form

Abstract (100-150 words)

Final research paper or project

Bibliography or References

Library Research Strategies & Personal Scholarly Growth Essay


Instructor Recommendation Web Form


  • Applications are submitted following each term and reviewed once a year by the Awards Committee (a panel of UO librarians and faculty)
  • Currently enrolled students receive awards as scholarships (applied directly to the UO billing account) while recent graduates receive a cash prize award (team awards are divided equally)
  • Undergraduate Research Awards may be reportable as taxable income dependent on enrollment status and income
  • Winners and faculty sponsors are honored annually at a special event


Questions regarding the competition, application process, or eligibility should be directed to UO Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards Committee

libaward (at) uoregon (dot) edu

Undergraduate Research Awards Committee c/o Library Administration

1299 University of Oregon

Eugene, Oregon 97403-1299

Previous Winners



This competition is funded by the Milton C. and Barbara B. Sparks and Jon and Lisa Stine endowments, as well as gifts from Walter and Gretchen Barger

Created by jenkins on Jun 18, 2012 Last updated Jan 15, 2015