UGA Libraries' Undergraduate Research Awards

Since 2007, the UGA Libraries has sponsored the Undergraduate Research Awards, which provide cash prizes for excellence in research and academic inquiry.

  • Seniors: one $800 first prize and two $450 second prizes
  • First - Third Year Students: one $600 first prize and one $300 second prize
  • NEW! Jurors' Choice Award: One $400 prize highlighting a particular research method, resource, or collection. Can be from any category (Senior or 1st-3rd year).

Whether you are creating a historical thesis, policy paper, composition for piano or a scientific study, you are eligible to apply for this award upon completing the following:

  • 3-4 page essay describing and reflecting upon your research project
  • Meet with a librarian for a research conference

Deadline for application materials: March 20, 2017

Research projects may still be in progress by award deadlines. Please see the Essay GuidelinesApplication Form and Application Checklist for details. Prizes will be awarded at the CURO Symposium April 3, 2017.

Questions? Contact Caroline Barratt ( 

Submit completed application package (application form including librarian signature and comments, essay, and bibliography) in print or via email to:

Caroline Barratt (
UGA Libraries Undergraduate Research Award
Miller Learning Center, Room 373
Athens, GA 30602