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Wesleyan Library Undergraduate Research Prize: Home

Information and criteria for the Undergraduate Research Prize.

Undergraduate Research Prize

For more information,

Jennifer Hadley at


The Library Undergraduate Research Prize was inaugurated by the Friends of the Wesleyan Library in 2017 to honor excellence in undergraduate research and writing apart from theses.  

Projects are evaluated based on the use of Wesleyan’s library collections and resources as well as on the quality of writing and research. We are particularly interested in receiving applications that show evidence of learning about research techniques and the information-gathering process itself.

There are two cash awards: a 1st-place prize worth $500 and a 2nd-place prize worth $250.

Please note: Review of the entries for the 2020 Library Prize was paused in March 2020 due to the pandemic and continued to be on hold during the fall semester while the campus focused on adjusting to changing educational needs. The committee is now resuming consideration of those entries and plans to award prizes in the spring of 2021 at a special virtual event.  The competition will open for new applications in January 2022.

At that time students will be able to submit their entries directly via an online application form, and instructors and library staff are encouraged to nominate students’ work via an online nomination form.

Information on the application process is available from this website. Email Jennifer Hadley at with any further questions.