Sam Burgess Undergraduate Library Research Award

We are now accepting applications for the Sam Burgess Undergraduate Library Research Award, which includes a $1000 prize. To apply, fill out the application form below and ask a professor or instructor with whom you've worked extensively to endorse your application with a nomination form and a statement of support. The deadline is 5:00 pm on Monday, March 30, 2020.

Student eligibility

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled as an IU undergraduate at any class level and in any discipline.
  • Have completed a research paper or project for a credit-bearing course at IU during the 2019 calendar year (January-December).
  • Agree to the IUScholarWorks Repository License, which will enable IU Libraries to make your paper permanently accessible to the public.
  • Have performed individual research (group or collaborative papers are not eligible).

Evaluation criteria

Submissions will be judged based on how well they demonstrate the following:

  • Sophistication, originality, and/or unusual depth or breadth in the use of library resources or collections in any format.
  • Effective application of information literacy principles:
    • Determining information needs;
    • Evaluating and analyzing information;
    • Managing, organizing, and synthesizing information;
    • Applying information in the context of the research paper or project;
    • Communicating information in formats appropriate to an academic audience;
    • Making responsible use of information by providing appropriate citations and credits.
  • Evidence of significant personal learning and an understanding of the process of research and inquiry.

Submissions

Please complete the application form below and upload your paper or project, including a bibliography or source list, as well as a 500-750 word essay describing your research strategies and application of library tools and resources in completion of the paper or project, in PDF format. If the nature of your project is such that it cannot be presented in PDF format, you may deliver a physical copy to Library Administration, Herman B Wells Library 232, attention Christine Wagner.

Questions?

If you have questions, please email Christine Wagner at libadv @ indiana . edu .

 

Application Form

To be completed by the student applying for the award.

Application: Sam Burgess Undergraduate Library Research Award

Required fields are marked with an '*'.

e.g. HIST-J 300
e.g. Fall 2019

I agree to the IUScholarWorks Repository License (gives IU permission to make my paper permanently accessible to the public). Required of all applicants.

Submit the final version of your research paper or project, including a bibliography or source list.
If the nature of your project is such that it cannot be presented in PDF format, you may deliver a physical copy to Library Administration, Herman B Wells Library 232, attention Christine Wagner. This physical copy will become the property of IU Libraries and cannot be returned.
One file only.
64 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf.
Please submit, in PDF format, a 500-750 word essay describing your research strategies and application of library tools/resources in completion of the paper or project.
One file only.
64 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf.
Application checklist *
Please check each item below to indicate you have completed the application steps.
Final research paper or project and bibliography/source list uploaded in PDF format or physical copy delivered to Library Administration
Include a 500-750 word essay describing your research strategies and application of library tools/resources in completion of the paper or project.

Application deadline: Monday, March 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

Incomplete and/or late applications will not be accepted. Applications become property of IU Libraries and will not be returned.

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