Undergraduate Research Award Program Suspended for 2021

Due to an upcoming retirement and the current remote work situation, Library Administration has decided to suspend the Undergraduate Research Award for 2021.  If you have questions, please contact Nancy Cunningham, Interim Associate Dean of Libraries. 

The UO Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards recognize students who demonstrate high-quality academic work and excellent library research skills.
Awards of $1,000 - $1,500 are given in the two categories:

  •  Single term papers and projects from a 300 level or above course
  •  Theses or multi-term papers and projects


  • Submissions must have a recommendation submitted online by the course instructor, thesis advisor, or project advisor.
  • 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 and be connected to the UO curriculum.

Student Application - Award Program Suspended for 2021

Access is limited to UO students.  Use your DuckID to open the application form.
Attach all documents listed below.

Faculty/Instructor Recommendation -  Award Program Suspended for 2021

  • Applications are reviewed once a year by the Awards Committee composed of UO librarians and faculty.
  • Currently enrolled students receive awards as scholarships; recent graduates receive a cash award.


Copyright Information

Past Award Winners

2020 Award Winners

2019 Award Winners

2018 Award Winners

The Research Award 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