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Faculty Asked to Nominate Outstanding Undergraduate Research Projects Completed in Winter 2014

Student doing research using the Gardner Fox comic book collection in the library's Special Collections and University Archives.

Each year through its Undergraduate Research Awards program, the UO Libraries recognizes UO students who complete outstanding research projects using library resources and services. Students can earn up to $1,500 for their award-winning papers, projects, and theses.

Faculty members whose students have produced high-quality research papers or projects using library resources are encouraged to nominate students they believe warrant consideration for an award.

Awards are given in two categories:

  1. Papers and projects from a 300-level course or above and completed within a single term. For the 2014-15 awards, entries for papers and projects completed during a course offered in winter term 2014 must be submitted by 5 p.m. on April 30 to be eligible.
  2. Theses or projects developed over more than a single term. For the 2014-15 awards, entries for theses or projects completed during winter term 2014 must be submitted by 5 p.m. on April 30 to be eligible.

To recommend a student's work, complete the recommendation form and recommendation letter and e-mail them to  If you have questions, call Barbara Jenkins, the library's director of instruction and campus partnerships, at 541-346-1925, or e-mail her at

Complete information on the student application process is available on the Undergraduate Research Awards web page at

Winners of the 2014 Undergraduate Research Awards will be selected from all entries submitted for winter, spring, summer, and fall 2014. The deadline for submissions for each term is approximately 4 weeks after the term ends.  Specific deadlines for each term will be posted in advance.

The 2014-2015 Undergraduate Research Awards are made possible through the generous support of Jon and Lisa Stine, the Milton C. and Barbara B. Sparks Endowment, and Walter and Gretchen Barger.

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