The Fifth Annual Library Undergraduate Research Award(LURA) recognizes students who demonstrate exemplary research and scholarship, including remarkable skill and creativity in the use of library and information resources.
There are 7 award categories:
Seymour music (funded through the endowment of John Laurence Seymour) ($500)
Data visualization ($500)
Group ($1000, divided among members)
Awards will be given in each category only if merited. The award will be given as a cash prize, and may affect your financial aid. Talk with financial aid officers on your campus if you have concerns.
Upload the 500-1000 word reflective essay describing your research process. Group members must also upload an individual statement (up to 250 words).
A concept mapcan help you get started on your reflective essays. Winners will be asked to present them at the award ceremony. "Concept maps are not required for entry and are not being evaluated, but winners will be asked to present them at the ceremony"
Upload the final or draft version of the research project (the more complete your project, the better) or provide a link to the project.
Upload a bibliography of sources referenced and/or consulted.
Confirm that you have sent the faculty statement of supportform to be completed by the professor who taught the course or sponsored the project.
Seniors can submit the most complete version of their theses by the deadline, and then resubmit the final version once completed
Eligibility and Submission Criteria
All students currently enrolled at any of the undergraduate Claremont Colleges are eligible
The research project must have:
utilized library resources, services and/or staff
been undertaken as part of a course or as faculty-sponsored non-course research offered at the Claremont Colleges
been completed between Fall 2017 - Spring 2018
Research projects may be in any format or medium
Written projects should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document
Other projects: digital projects, performances, etc. can be submitted as a link or attachment in the application form
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered
Individuals and groups must agree to confer a limited license to the Claremont Colleges Library and to Scholarship@Claremont in order to publish and make both the reflective essays and research projects publicly available on the library website
Award winners agree to attend the award ceremony with their faculty sponsor to present their projects
Award winners agree to present a concept map of their research project at the awards ceremony
Dates to Remember
Applications and materials due: 4/2/18
Winners notified: 4/20/18
Award Ceremony: 4/26/18