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Charlene Conrad Liebau Library Prize for Undergraduate Research

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Launched in 2003, The Charlene Conrad Liebau Library Prize for Undergraduate Research recognizes excellence in course-based research projects that show evidence of:

  • Significant inquiry using the library, its resources, and collections
  • Learning about the research and information-gathering process itself

Important Dates

  • Open for submissions: November 30, 2020
  • Closed to submissions: April 15, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. Pacific Time


  • Open to all currently enrolled U.C. Berkeley undergraduates.
  • Research project must have been completed in a credit course at U.C. Berkeley from Spring 2020 to Spring 2021 (lower division) and Summer 2020 to Spring 2021 (upper division)
  • Prize awards: $750 (lower division) and $1000 (upper division)
  • Upper- and lower-division submissions are evaluated separately
  • Winners must agree to assist with a public display of their research in the Library.
  • Awarded submissions (winners as well as honorable mentions) will be added to eScholarship, the University of California’s open access publishing platform.

Application Procedures