University of Oregon

Undergraduate Research Awards

Apply Now for Papers/Projects From Spring and Summer Terms 2016
Think Ahead About Your Papers for Fall Classes

Terms Eligible for Award

  • Winter 2016

  • Spring 2016

  • Summer 2016

  • Fall 2016


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
  • Projects must be recommended by the course instructor, thesis advisor, or project advisor

Student Application (must include all of the following documents)

  1. Application Web Form  (attach paper, abstract, essay, bibliography, & acknowledgements)
  2. Final research paper or project
  3. Abstract (100-150 words)
  4. Research Process & Scholarly Growth Essay
  5. Bibliography or References
  6. Acknowledgments

Faculty Recommendation


  • Deadline -  February 2017
  • Applications are accepted continually throughout the year.  
  • Applications are reviewed once a year by the Awards Committee (a panel of UO librarians and faculty).
  • Currently enrolled students receive awards as scholarships; recent graduates receive a cash prize award.
  • Winners and faculty sponsors are honored annually at a special event each May.



Previous Winners


Funding Support

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 Oct 3, 2016
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