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Undergraduate research award deadlines

The UGA Libraries is accepting materials for its Undergraduate Research Awards. Now in its eighth year, the program will present seven cash prizes totaling $2,000 to students who demonstrate distinction in research and academic inquiry. It is open to all undergraduate students.

Deadlines for the 2015 awards are: completion of research conference, March 13; submission of essay and other application materials, March 20. Winners will be announced March 31 during the annual CURO symposium.

To apply, students will meet with a librarian for a one-on-one research conference and submit a three- to four- page paper describing their research process, sources used and any special discoveries they made while preparing their project.

UGA librarians and other faculty will judge the essays. Winners will be selected based on the students’ demonstration of sophistication in the use of library collections, ability to synthesize library resources into an original project and evidence of significant personal learning and development.