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Claremont Colleges Library Undergraduate Research Award

The Claremont Colleges Library Undergraduate Research Award recognizes the importance of the scholar's research journey from initial idea to final destination. Through this student competition, we celebrate the undergraduate research process. We want to hear from undergraduates in all disciplines about a research journey that has culminated in either a research paper or a research-based project (performance, presentation, poster, exhibition, or other format besides a traditional research paper).


The application deadline still to be determined.


Winners will be honored at an awards ceremony and reception in early May, in Honnold/Mudd Library. Winning work will be showcased in the Honnold/Mudd Library and online in Scholarship@Claremont, communicating the high quality of Claremont undergraduate scholarship worldwide.


We welcome submissions in five categories:

  • First-year students
  • Sophomores
  • Juniors
  • Seniors
  • Groups

We will accept submissions produced for a credit course or for faculty-sponsored independent research during the Spring, Summer, or Fall of 2014, or Spring 2015. Submissions are due TBD. Works-in-progress such as senior theses may be submitted as long as the papers or projects will be completed by TBD.


Winners will be notified in late April.


Explore the tabs of this guide for information about eligibility, how to apply, evaluation criteria, and more.


For more information:


Award Timeline

Exact timeline is yet to be determined. Submissions will most likely be due in late March-mid-April. The Award Ceremony will be in early May.


What Do We Mean by "Research"?

This award defines research as investigation into scholarship on a topic that allows you, the researcher, to become familiar with and enter into the scholarly conversation(s) on the topic of your research. If your project focuses on lab experiments or data gathering and analysis, your Reflective Essay might discuss your research into the current state of scholarship on your topic and how that research led you to your hypothesis, methodology, etc.

For more information see Tips for Writing the Reflective Essay and the FAQ.


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