The Libraries' Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence (LAURE) recognizes students who demonstrate high-quality academic work and excellent library research skills.
Congratulations on your research project!
Now you have a chance to explain and win an award
based on your research experience with the
Research Process & Scholarly Growth Essay (750-2000 words).
LAURE winners will receive a monetary award of $1,500. Project submissions can include:
- Single term papers and projects from a 200 level or above course
- Theses or multi-term papers and projects
- Group paper or project
Note: Group project submissions will need to identify one corresponding author to submit the application and receive monetary award, if selected.
- Applications are reviewed once a year by the Awards Committee composed of UO librarians and faculty. Currently enrolled students receive awards as scholarships; recent graduates receive a cash award.
- For consideration for this award cycle, all entries must be submitted prior to your graduation date and by June 15, 2023.
- Submitted works must be completed during Summer term 2022 through Spring term 2023.
- Students can submit one individual and one group submission per year.
- Must be a currently enrolled University of Oregon undergraduate at the time of application submission.
- Single-term projects must be completed for a 200 level or above UO credit course.
- Theses and multi-term projects must be completed prior to submission and be connected to the UO curriculum.
- Work must have been completed in the academic year prior to June 15, 2023 (including Summer 2022).
- Include a written recommendation from the course instructor, project or thesis advisor.
- Include a 100-150 word abstract.
- Group papers or projects are limited to one submission by a point person for the group.
- Student work only; no co-authored works with faculty.
Upload each of the following required documents with your award application. Accepted file formats include PDF and DOCX.
- Research Process & Scholarly Growth Essay (750-2000 words)
- Include Bibliography or References appended to the essay (Note: The Bibliography and required abstract do not count towards the 2000 word count).
- Instructor/Advisor Recommendation
- Final research paper or project (reviewed but not scored)
- Authors retain the copyright to their work.
- Winning papers are deposited in the UO digital archive, Scholars' Bank
- See Scholars' Bank copyright policy for more information.