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Wesleyan Library Undergraduate Research Prize

Information and criteria for the Undergraduate Research Prize.

About the Library Prize


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

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.  Prior winners have come from a variety of majors and class years so all are encouraged to apply.  

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


DEADLINE: Monday, March 21, 2022 at 11:00 pm.


Students should submit their entries directly via the online application form.

Instructors and library staff are encouraged to nominate noteworthy student work via the online nomination form.


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


*If a prize is awarded to a collaborative project, the cash award will be split among the team members.


Library Prize poster