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Library Undergraduate Research Award: Who will be our first winners?


As Santa Clara University strengthens its commitment to undergraduate research, the University Library is supporting this effort by annually offering two undergraduate research awards. This is a new program and the first awards will be given in Spring 2018. These awards will honor students who demonstrate exemplary research skills and creativity through the comprehensive use of library and information resources to produce a scholarly work or class project of high quality.



  • Two $1,000 awards and a plaque for the winning student(s) or group(s)

  • The awards will be applied to students’ university accounts and will have no impact on financial aid. If the winner is a senior and the  account has been paid in full, the money will be refunded to the student.


Tentative dates for academic year 2017 - 2018


  • Submission deadline: April 20th, 2018

  • Winner notifications: May 15th, 2018

  • Award reception: End of May [TBD]


Award Ceremony

  • The University Librarian will present the awards in a ceremony to be held during the spring quarter.   

  • The winners (individuals or groups) will give a 10-15 minute presentation about their research projects, followed by a Q & A session.

  • A reception will follow.


Application Form

Before completing the submission form, you should read about the Eligibility Guidelines,  Submission Requirements, and Evaluation Criteria by clicking on the tabs above.  




If you have any questions about the University Library Undergraduate Research Award, please contact Helene Lafrance, Head of Research and Outreach (