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 for the 2014 Award is Monday, March 31, 2014.
Winners will be honored at an awards ceremony and reception on the afternoon of Thursday, May 8, 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 four categories:
- First-year students
We will accept submissions produced during the Spring, Summer, or Fall of 2013, or Spring 2014. Submissions are due March 31, 2014. Works-in-progress such as senior theses may be submitted as long as the papers or projects will be completed by May 6.
Winners will be notified by April 25. Winners will receive an iPad or an Android-based tablet of approximately the same value.
Explore the tabs of this guide for information about eligibility, how to apply, evaluation criteria, and more.
For more information: LibraryResearchAward@cuc.claremont.edu.
March 31, 2014: Deadline to submit applications
April 25, 2014: Winners notified
May 6, 2014: All papers/projects must be sent in final form
May 8, 2014: Awards Ceremony
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.