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ENVIR 302: Environmental Communication (Gilbert): Win $$$: Library Research Award

Library Research Award for Undergraduates


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The University Libraries recognizes the excellence and creativity of students through the annual Library Research Award for Undergraduates. The award is given to undergraduates who demonstrate outstanding ability to identify, locate, select, evaluate, and synthesize library and other information resources and to use them in the creation of an original course project. The award illustrates the mission of the University Libraries to enrich the quality of life and advance intellectual discovery by connecting people with knowledge and commitment to the educational mission of the University of Washington.

Since the inception of the Library Research Award for Undergraduates in 2004, the UW Libraries, through the generosity of The Kenneth S. and Faye G. Allen Library Endowment and Friends of the Libraries, has awarded more than $100,000 to students. Awardees have gone on to do graduate work in universities around the country including Columbia, Harvard, Rutgers, Syracuse, Yale, and the University of Washington. They have become scientists, professors, lawyers, economists, doctors, and more.


Application Requirements

  • Application form (Available in Spring Quarter)
  • Reflective essay
  • Research project including bibliography
  • Faculty letter of support
  • Population Health Award essay (optional)


  • Open to undergraduates on all three campuses
  • Individual and group projects are eligible
  • Cash awards: $500 to $1,000