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2016 Application Information for Groups

All undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Washington are encouraged to submit research projects for this award. If you were part of a group project, you will submit your application files individually.  Each student will be judged individually.

Projects completed during any of the following quarters are eligible: Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Spring 2016.

Your project can be in any format.

All files required to be considered for the award MUST be submitted by 5:00 on May 16, 2016.  The Collect It dropbox closes at 5:00 p.m on this day. (This includes the Faculty Letter of Support.) Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

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

2016 Application Procedure for Groups

  • 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.
  • 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 16, 2016.
  • 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.


File Name

Where to Submit


More Information


Application Form

Catalyst WebQ

May 16, 2016

You should complete step one (filling out the application form) well before the award deadline to allow time  to allow time to complete the application.


Research Strategies Reflective Essay

Collect It DropBox

May 16, 2016

750-1,000 words long. Most important part of Award evaluation! Please read: Essay Guidelines, the Evaluation Rubric and  Tips from previous evaluators. Submit in PDF format.


Research Project Files

Collect It DropBox

May 16, 2016

PDF, Powerpoint slides, DVD/CD, Website URL, etc.

For formats that cannot be submitted electronically please consult with the Award Committee at: libaward@u.washington.edu.


Faculty Letter of Support

email letter to: libaward@uw.edu

May 16, 2016

Faculty Letter Guidelines


Application Help