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UK Libraries Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Scholarship: Home

This research guide provides information about the UK Libraries Dean's Award, including timeline, eligibility, evaluation, and other requirements.


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The 2020 award period has been suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.   Submissions can be submitted in the Spring of 2021

This year's award will present a $1,000 prize in two categories, traditional paper/scholarship and digital methodologies.  The winners will be recognized during the UK Libraries Spring Gala and other university programs. In order to fully understand the application process, click on each tab (heading) above and read through the entire process before beginning. Each tab contains unique information that describes how to successfully complete the application process. If you need additional assistance or have questions, please email the Selection Committee chair.

The University of Kentucky Libraries established the UK Libraries Dean’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Scholarship in 2016, to recognize and celebrate exceptional, original scholarship and research by University of Kentucky undergraduates whose research projects make substantive and creative use of the UK Libraries’ collections, services, and resources.


2019-2020 Selection Committee

Josh Monroe, chair
Laura Hall
Carol Street
Sarah Dorpinghaus
Mark Ingram