Library Research Award: Project Format

Pie chart highlight that the project is 20 points, the reflective essay 30 points, and the bibliography 10 points; Text: Project format is your choice! (You’re not limited to written projects)

Have you been on the fence about submitting your project for the Library Research Award for Undergraduates? Are you worried that the type of project you’ve created isn’t suited to “traditional” scholarly publishing?

Worry no more–research looks like many different things! We accept a variety of research projects for consideration for the Library Research Award. Accepted project formats include but are not limited to:

  • Written research essays or papers
  • Senior thesis or capstone projects
  • Multimodal projects
    • Infographics
    • Podcasts
    • Websites
    • Documentaries
    • Digital stories
  • Digital scholarship projects
  • Literature Reviews, especially those from the Sciences/STEM
  • Artwork
  • Music composition
  • Performances (video submission)
  • A speech
  • Research posters

The Award Rubric is still your best guide in finalizing your project submission. If you have any questions, please reach out to the awards committee and ask:

More questions? Visit our page of Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Library Research Award for Undergraduates Committee ( regarding the application process, eligibility, or the competition in general.

These awards have been made possible by The Kenneth S. and Faye G. Allen Library Endowment, the Friends of the Libraries, and the Population Health Initiative.

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