eligible to win, applicants must:
Be Berkeley undergraduates at any class level (lower- or upper-division) and in any
discipline (arts, humanities, social sciences, sciences, and engineering)
completed their research project for a credit course at UCB during
either the Summer 2012, Fall 2012, or Spring 2013 semester
to contribute to a display about their research mounted by library
staff for public exhibition during the year following receipt of the
See FAQ for
more information about eligibility.
Applications must be submitted electronically and will be reviewed only if the application includes all of the following:
- An application cover sheet. Fill out the application cover sheet (Microsoft Word Form), save it as a Microsoft Word document or PDF, and name the file following this format: Yourlastname_Firstname_cover.doc and use standard capitalization in the filename. (Example: Eifler_David_cover.doc)
- A 500-750 word reflective essay describing your research strategies and use of library tools and resources (see essay tips). Save as a Microsoft Word document or PDF and name the file following this format: Yourlastname_Firstname_essay.doc and use standard capitalization in the filename. (Example: Eifler_David_essay.doc)
- A draft or final version of the research project. Projects in all media are encouraged.
projects: the product should be approximately 7-30 pages for lower-division students and 20-60 pages for upper-division
students. Save as a Microsoft Word document or PDF and name the file following this format: Yourlastname_Firstname_project.doc and use standard capitalization in the filename. (Example: Eifler_David_project.doc)
Digital projects: If Web-based, email a URL of the digital project along with the other application components to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. If the project is in a format that cannot be submitted electronically, such as an architectural model, CD or DVD, deliver it by the due date in person to Jane Rosario, 250 Moffitt, by 5:00pm on April 19, 2013.
- A bibliography or other
appropriate listing of sources consulted (see bibliography
tips). Even if your bibliography is part of your project, please also save it separately as a Microsoft Word document or PDF and name the file following this format: Yourlastname_Firstname_bib.doc and use standard capitalization in the filename. (Example: Eifler_David_bib.doc)
- A letter of support from the UCB faculty member or instructor for whose class the research paper or project was completed.
Applicants must email the cover sheet, reflective essay, research project, and bibliography as attachments to an email addressed to email@example.com. When preparing your application package, please be sure that your files are named properly before sending.
Instructions for the Letter of Support from Faculty
Applicants should ask the supervising UCB faculty member or instructor for whose class the research paper or project was completed to fill out the faculty/instructor statement of support (Microsoft Word form). Instructors should save the completed form as a Microsoft Word document or PDF and either email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org or send it by campus mail to Jane Rosario, Chair, Library Prize for Undergraduate Research, 250 Moffitt Library, MC 6000,
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000, by the deadline. The Prize Committee will not solicit statements of support from instructors or send reminders. It is the applicant's responsibility to make sure that his or her application package is complete.
from lower-division students will be judged separately from those of upper-division students. All submissions will be judged based on how well they demonstrate the following:
composed of UC Berkeley faculty, librarians and other educators will
judge entries on the evidence of the applicant's research strategy,
process, and personal learning, as evinced in the paper and bibliography, and summarized
in the reflective research essay. Expectations for achievement will
commensurate with the applicant's class year and the requirements of
originality, or unusual depth or breadth in library research -- the use of library
collections -- including, but not limited to, printed resources,
databases, primary sources, and materials in all media
ability to locate, select, evaluate, and synthesize library resources
and to use them in the creation of a project in any media that shows originality
and/or has the potential to lead to original research in
of significant personal learning
and the development of a habit of
research and inquiry that shows the likelihood of persisting in the
Applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of a completed application packet within two or three business days after receipt of all the materials. Applications are considered property of the Library. They cannot be returned.
- Applications accepted December 10, 2012 - April 19, 2013
Notification - May 6, 2013
- May 9, 2013, 4-6pm, Morrison Library
page first. If you still have questions, email email@example.com
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