Nominations sought for Undergraduate Research Awards

Some of the most accomplished undergraduate students at the University of Oregon will gather in Knight Library this May for the annual UO Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards ceremony, and faculty members are being asked to encourage deserving candidates to apply.

Both currently enrolled UO undergraduates and those who have recently graduated are eligible. The winners will receive prizes of $1,000-$1,500 for their academic work and library research skills.

Undergraduate Research Awards are given in two categories: Single-term papers and projects from a course at the 300-level or above, and theses or multi-term papers and projects.

Eligibility criteria also include:

  • Paper or project produced in winter, spring, summer or fall of 2016.
  • 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 must be connected to the UO curriculum.

The application deadline is Monday, Feb. 6.

Awards criteria and instructions for how to apply are available at UO Libraries. Email questions to

The Undergraduate Research Awards are funded by the Milton C. and Barbara B. Sparks and Jon and Lisa Stine endowments, as well as gifts from Walter and Gretchen Barger.

A student doing research in the UO Libraries' special collections

Nominations sought for Undergraduate Research Awards