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Library Undergraduate Research Award: Home

Winners from Previous Years



NOTICE: Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the University Library is cancelling the award this year. The university is asking all departments on campus to restrict spending so the Library will be unable to present two $1,000 awards as planned. Since students won't be returning to campus, we also wouldn't be able to honor the winners for their excellent work.

We are hoping to resume this award in the 2020/2021 academic year which includes work completed in the Spring 2020 quarter. If you have any questions, please contact Sophia Neuhaus at



As Santa Clara University strengthens its commitment to undergraduate research, the University Library is supporting this effort by annually offering two undergraduate research awards. 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)


Key dates for academic year 2019 - 2020

  • Submission deadline: April 14, 2020

  • Winner notifications: May 8, 2020

  • Award reception: May 27, 2020


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 Sophia Neuhaus, Social Sciences Librarian (