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UK Libraries Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Scholarship

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


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Submissions are due March 26, 2024

The UK Libraries will award two $1,000 prizes in the categories of traditional papers/scholarship and digital methodologies to two UK undergraduates for excellent work utilizing library resources in the creation of their project. Award winners will be recognized during an award celebration in the spring. 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.

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2023-24 Selection Committee

Stephanie Henderson, chair

Cindi Blyberg

Jennifer Horne

Anu Kasarabada

Andrew McDonnell