Are you working on an outstanding undergraduate research paper or project this year?
Did you use any resources from any IU Library to conduct your research?
If you answered "yes" to these questions, now is the time to apply for the Sam Burgess Undergraduate Student Research Award, which includes a $1000 prize.
Don't delay, the deadline is 5 pm on Friday, March 29, 2019. Read on for eligibility and evaluation criteria.
To be eligible, student nominees must:
- Be currently enrolled as an IU undergraduate at any class level and in any discipline,
- Have completed their research paper for a credit course at IU during the 2018-2019 academic year,
- Agree that the paper and application materials will become property of IU Libraries and may be publicly displayed or included in IUScholarWorks, IU’s digital research repository, and
- Perform individual research (group papers are not eligible).
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 and 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
- Communicating information in formats appropriate to an academic audience
- Making responsible use of information by providing appropriate and accurate citations and credits, and
- Evidence of significant personal learning and an understanding of the process of research and inquiry
Please submit materials unbound (i.e. no staples), placed in an envelope or folder to:
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org