The Dean’s Leadership Council Library Research Prize recognizes exemplary scholarship through effective research strategies and demonstrated use of the library’s resources, services, and staff. There are two $1,000 prizes, one for undergraduate students and one for graduate students. They are awarded annually at the conclusion of the Spring semester.
For questions regarding applying for this prize, please contact Lauren Newton.
The application period for the Dean's Leadership Council Library Research Prize takes place annually in the spring semester. Applications will be accepted starting in January with a student application deadline of March 6, 2023- Extended to Friday, March 10, 2023. Letters of faculty support should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and are due March 13, 2023.
Individual or Team Applicants must:
Research projects should demonstrate:
Application must include the following:
*The essay is the most important piece of your submission. The selection committee is interested in the investigative journey you undertook to create that project and how your research skills and understanding/use of library services, resources, collections, and staff improved your project.
*For media and creative projects: submit a printout of the first "page" of the project or a thumbnail of the image and any other necessary documentation, along with the project in its media format, or the URL of the web project.
Submissions will be judged based on how well they meet the selection criteria as listed above. A panel composed of UNF librarians will judge entries on the evidence of the applicant's research strategy, process, and personal learning, which will be summarized in the 500 word essay.
This award will be reported to the IRS as income to the winning student(s) and could affect subsequent Financial Aid eligibility.