Libraries to Award Undergraduate Research Prize

Release Date: February 18, 2008 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The UB Libraries, in cooperation with the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, have announced sponsorship of the first annual UB Undergraduate Research Prize.

Two $500 prizes will recognize undergraduates who produce significant academic inquiries requiring the use of the Libraries, their information resources and collections. Research in all disciplines conducted by individual students or by student teams will be eligible.

Submissions must document the use and application of library and information resources -- such as the Libraries' Bison catalogue, print resources, electronic journals, Web site and other online research sources and the UB Archives or Special Collections -- in any format, including online, print, and/or multimedia formats or Web sites.

The application deadline is March 28. Links to the application coversheet, required faculty/instructor forms, the required support statement and prize criteria can be found at .

Entry components will be a 150-200 word abstract focusing on the use of information resources and tools, the final draft or report of the research project submitted in a form appropriate to the project and a letter of support from a faculty member or instructor who supervisors, oversees or assigns research projects.

Examples of research formats that would be considered are research papers, lab or clinical research, investigation, photography, film or video, product prototype development, a mapping or GIS project, artwork, an architectural model or project, database exploration, a field trip or site exploration or a Web site.

Prize-winning research will be featured on the Libraries' Web site and the Web site of the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities.

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