Deadline Extended! Students now have until March 24, 2023 to submit all application elements.
The prestigious 2023 Sam Burgess Undergraduate Library Research Award is now open for applicants. This year the IU Libraries' Awards and Scholarship Committee will award two winners $2,000 each. Winning students will be invited to a celebratory lunch with IU Libraries on Friday, April 28.
The Committee pays special attention to how the student used library resources to complete a project or paper as part of a class assignment. Applicants must show how they determined what resources were needed, how they evaluated findings, what they discovered, and how they synthesized those resources. Along with the research project or paper as submitted for a grade anytime in the calendar year 2022, applicants submit a 500-750 word essay describing research strategy methods and application of library elements used in completion of the research. In addition, a faculty member submits a letter of recommendation for the student and their research. This year's application is due March 24, 2023, and many more details are available within the online form.
Jo Burgess, retired IU Libraries' librarian, is the generous donor of the award, given out since 2006. Tragically, Burgess lost her son. Desiring to honor his legacy and love of reading, she funded this award in his memory. For examples of past years' outstanding winners, please see IUScholarWorks where all winning projects and papers are published for permanent open access availability.
View a list of all previous IU Libraries Sam Burgess Undergraduate Library Research Award winners. Winning students have the opportunity to be interviewed for a full-length profile feature for IU Libraries' website audiences.