home >> undergraduate research awards

UGA Libraries' Undergraduate Research Awards

The UGA Libraries is offering five awards for undergraduate students. These awards provide cash prizes for excellence in research and academic inquiry. Awards are open to CURO students and all students who complete an application to participate in the CURO Symposium (CURO deadline is February 14, 2014).

  • Seniors: one $700 first prize and two $300 second prizes
  • First - Third Year Students: one $500 first prize and one $200 second prize

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

Deadlines for submission:

  • CURO Symposium abstract (for Non-CURO/Honors program participants only) - February 14, 2014
  • Research Conference - March 14, 2014
  • Completed Application/Essay - March 21, 2014

Research projects may still be in progress by award deadlines. Please see the Essay Guidelines, Application Form and Application Checklist for details. Prizes will be awarded at the CURO Symposium on March 31, 2014.

The CURO (Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities) program is open to ALL undergraduates. See https://curo.uga.edu to find out how to participate in CURO.