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A week remains before the April 3 deadline to apply for UK Libraries' Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Scholarship.

Designed to recognize and celebrate exceptional, original scholarship and research by undergraduates whose research projects make substantive and creative use of UK Libraries' collections, services, and resources. Submissions are encouraged from all disciplines, and awards will be judged on how well the student's project demonstrates information literacy skills and the effective use of library resources.

To be eligible for the award, applicants should submit the following materials by Monday, April 3, 2023:

  • a completed application coversheet and checklist
  • a project abstract (250-300 words)
  • a reflective essay on the research process, including use of library resources (750-1000 words)
  • a final version of the project including a complete bibliography in a standard publication style consistent with the discipline
  • a supporting statement from a faculty sponsor (faculty of record of the credit-bearing course in which the project was completed, or the faculty mentor who oversaw the project).

More information on how to apply can be found here.

Two undergraduate students will receive a $1,000 cash prize and will be honored along with their faculty sponsor at the UK Libraries Spring Celebration event.