News: 2017 Library Prize for Undergraduate Research

March 9, 2017 - 11:00am

Applications for the 2017 Library Prize for Undergraduate Research are now open!


Apply online here.

The Library Prize for Undergraduate Research recognizes and honors excellence in undergraduate research at UCLA. If you are a current UCLA undergraduate student and can answer "yes" to the questions below, your paper or project may be just what the selection committee is looking for.

  • Did you or your team use UCLA Library collections for a research paper or project you completed for a course in the last twelve months?
  • Did your use of library collections and services help increase the scope, depth, and significance of what you learned?
  • Did your skills as a researcher grow because of your use of library collections?
  • Did your use of library collections inform and strengthen other types of research you performed?

See past prize winners!

Application Deadline

Applications are due on April 2, 2017.

Prize Categories

  • Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences: first prize, $700; second prize, $400
  • Science, Engineering, & Math: first prize, $700; second prize, $400
  • Best project using Library Special Collections resources: one prize of $350
  • Best project on music after 1900: one prize of $350, funded by the Hugo and Christine Davise Fund for Contemporary Music in the Music Library
  • Best digital scholarship project: one prize of $500

Award Ceremony

The award ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 23, as part of Undergraduate Research Week.