The Library Prize for Undergraduate Research recognizes and honors excellence in undergraduate research at UCLA. If you are a current UCLA undergraduate student and can answer "yes" to the questions below, your paper or project may be just what the selection committee is looking for.
- Did you or your team use UCLA Library collections for a research paper or project you completed for a course in the last twelve months?
- Did your use of library collections and services help increase the scope, depth, and significance of what you learned?
- Did your skills as a researcher grow because of your use of library collections?
- Did your use of library collections inform and strengthen other types of research you performed?
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The application deadline for the 2015 is March 23, 2015. We will begin accepting applications on Monday, January 5, 2015.
Prizes will be available in the following categories. More categories may be added in the coming weeks.
- Best minor projects* in the Arts and Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences: three prizes of $250 each
- Best major projects* in the Arts and Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences: three prizes of $450 each
- Best project (major or minor) incorporating resources from UCLA Library Special Collections: one prize of $350
- Best project (major or minor) incorporating resources from the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library: one prize of $350
- Best project (major or minor) on concert or classical music after 1900, film music, or New Music: one prize of $350, funded by the Hugo and Christine Davise Fund for Contemporary Music in the Music Library
* For an explanation of major and minor projects, see the FAQ.
The award ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, as part of Undergraduate Research Week.