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May 15, 2020

After a successful pilot year, the UW-Madison Libraries are again offering an Undergraduate Research Award to support and celebrate excellence in undergraduate, library-based research. Undergraduate students who intend to make creative and intensive use of library resources as part of a semester or year-long research project (capstone, independent study, thesis, performance, exhibit, etc.) during the 2020-2021 academic year are encouraged to apply. The selected student will receive $2,000 upon completion of the requirements of the award, which include structured library support and a final presentation to library staff.

Award Requirements:

  1. An introductory meeting with the Undergraduate Research Awards team, where the student’s research interests and needs will be discussed and clarified.
  2. One or more meetings with a librarian with expertise in the student’s subject area who will assist the student as they pursue their research. The Undergraduate Research Awards team will schedule and facilitate this meeting.
  3. Three check-in meetings per semester with a member of the Undergraduate Research Awards team, to assure that progress is being made and the student is being appropriately supported by the Libraries’ staff, collections, technologies, equipment, and other resources.
  4. A presentation to library staff, to be determined by the nature of the student’s research. The Undergraduate Research Awards team will coordinate this presentation with the student.

Interested students can find additional details, along with a link to the application, at the following page: go.wisc.edu/libraryaward. Applications are due Monday, June 22nd, 2020.

Questions may be directed to any member of the awards committee: Raina Bloom (chair), Kelli HughesJessica Newman, or Carly Sentieri.