2018 Application Information

  • Projects completed during any of the following quarters are eligible: Spring 2017, Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018.
  • The award deadline is Monday May 7, 2018. The application form closes at 5:00 p.m on this day. Allow adequate time to complete the form.
  • All files required to be considered for the award MUST be submitted by 5:00 on May 7. (This includes the faculty letter of support.)
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Application procedures:

Your complete award submission includes 4 separate parts, detailed in the grid below.   All submissions should be in .pdf format, except where noted.
Where you should submit them is listed under "Where to Submit."
The deadline for their submission is 5:00 pm, May 15, 2017.
When you log into the Collect It dropbox you will see a list of all the files you are required to submit. You can keep track of what you have submitted in the Collect It dropbox.
  • Your complete award submission includes 4 parts plus an optional Population Health Award essay, detailed in the grid below.
  • Submissions should be in .pdf format, except where noted.
  • Our Google Form will collect all parts of the application except the faculty letter, which should be sent to by your instructor.
  • You will not be able to save your responses and return later.
  • For group projects: Each member of a group must submit their files individually to be considered for the award competition. It is acceptable to use the same faculty letter if appropriate.

File Name

Where to Submit


More Information


Application Form

Google Form

May 7, 2018


Research Strategies Reflective Essay

Google Form

May 7, 2018

500-1,000 words long. Most important part of Award evaluation! Please read: Essay Guidelines, the Evaluation Rubric and Practical Tips from Award ReviewersSubmit in PDF format.


Research Project Files

Google Form

May 7, 2018

PDF, Powerpoint slides, DVD/CD, Website URL

For formats that cannot be submitted electronically please consult with the award committee at


Faculty Letter of Support

email letter to:

May 7, 2018

Letters of support can be written by faculty, TAs, and instructors. See Faculty Tips for additional information.


Population Health Optional add-on Essay

Google Form

May 7, 2018

Approximately 250 words. Describe how your research aligns with the theme of population health. Leaders of the Population Health Initiative will select standout applications. This is a separate additional award you can apply for with your main award application. This award will not affect your chances of winning a Library Research Award grand prize or honorable mention. Submit in PDF format.

Please note:  The award may affect your financial aid.  Please consult your financial aid advisor.