Tisch Library Undergraduate Research Award
Tisch Library has developed an award recognizing outstanding undergraduate use of the library’s collections and experts in the production of an exemplary research paper or project. All Tufts undergraduates are encouraged to apply.
- All currently registered undergraduate students are eligible.
- Winners must agree to present at the undergraduate research & scholarship symposium and/or contribute materials to a Tisch display.
- Winners must agree to submit their entry to the Tufts institutional repository.
- Projects/papers completed between January 2011 and the present are eligible.
A first prize of $500 and a second prize of $250 will be given in each category. Awards to groups will be split equally.
- Projects/papers completed for the first year writing program (ENG 1-4 or any course taken to fulfill the college writing requirement)
- Projects/papers completed for 001-099 level courses
- Projects/papers completed for 100-200 level courses
Dates to Remember
- Monday, October 24th, 2011: Students may submit applications.
- Friday, March 16, 2012, 5pm: Applications are due.
- Friday, April 20, 2012: Winners announced at undergraduate awards ceremony.
- Collect your application materials. A complete application will consist of:
- The personal info form (Download),
- a 500‐750 word essay (see essay tips) describing research strategies and application of library tools, resources and services in completion of the project,
- the final version of the paper/project along with a bibliography or other appropriate listing of sources consulted (if your project is not in digital form, contact the committee at email@example.com),
- the instructor recommendation
- Attach to an e-mail the personal info form, the essay, and the paper/project and send to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 16 at 5pm. Assure that your instructor sends the instructor recommendation form by the same time.
Submissions will be judged on demonstration of:The following scorecard will be used:
- Unusual depth or broadness in the use of library resources and collections, including, but not limited to, printed resources, databases, primary resources, and materials in all media.
- Extraordinary ability to identify, locate, select, evaluate, and synthesize library resources and to use them in the creation of a project in any medium that shows originality and/or has the potential to lead to original research in the future.
- There is no minimum or maximum length.
- Neither incomplete nor late applications will be considered.
- Applications will not be returned; please retain copies.
- Group projects are eligible.
Contact the Committee
|Julie-Ann Bryson||(617) 627-5862|
|Martha Kelehan||(617) 627-2092|
|Laurie Sabol, chair||(617) 627-5167|
|Evan Simpson||(617) 627-6253|