The University of Georgia Libraries’ Undergraduate Research Awards provide seven cash prizes totaling $2,000 to be awarded to students who demonstrate distinction in research and academic inquiry. The Undergraduate Research Awards program was established in support of the University of Georgia’s instruction, research, and service missions in order to encourage scholarship and emphasize the research process using library resources and services.
To apply for the award, students will meet with a librarian for a one-on-one research conference and submit a three- to four-page paper describing their research process, sources used, and the discoveries they made while preparing their project. Applicants must be currently enrolled in the CURO or Honors programs or submit abstracts of their projects to the CURO Symposium by Feb. 14th in addition to applying for the Research Award. UGA Librarians and other Faculty will judge the essays and select the winners based on the students’ demonstration of sophistication in the use of library collections, ability to synthesize library resources into an original project, and evidence of significant personal learning and development. The UGA Libraries encourage instructors to inform their students of this opportunity for scholarly recognition.
Deadlines for the 2014 awards cycle are: completion of research conference, March 14; submission of essay and other application materials, March 21. Winners will be announced and rewarded during CURO’s annual Symposium on March 31.
UGA Libraries Undergraduate Research Award