Undergraduate Research Award

The UW-Madison Libraries are 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 2022-23 academic year are encouraged to apply.

The selected student will receive $2,000, upon completion of the following requirements –

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.

The award will be distributed in two payments. The first payment of $1,000 will be distributed after acceptance into the award program and successful completion of requirement 1. The second and final payment of $1,000 will be distributed after successful completion of requirements 2, 3 & 4 within the same academic year as the project.

Interested students can complete an application here. Applications are due Friday, May 27th, 2022.

To learn about the outstanding work of past Undergraduate Research Award winners, visit our blog.

For more information, contact Raina Bloom.