The Friends of University Libraries of Bowling Green State University have established the Undergraduate Research Award to recognize excellence in undergraduate student research and writing at Bowling Green State University. The award encourages scholarly and creative research and promotes the use of University Libraries’ collections, particularly the use of primary sources.
Submitted papers must represent work completed for a class or independent study in any field within the 18 months prior to the application deadline and while enrolled as an undergraduate student at Bowling Green State University.
Papers must include original research, which could include using primary sources from the University Libraries. Special Collections at the University Libraries with substantial primary sources include: the Curriculum Resource Center, the Music Library and Sound Recordings Library, the Ray & Pat Browne Library for Popular Culture Studies, the Center for Archival Studies, or the Government Documents collection.
Submitted papers must be original manuscripts and must not have been published or submitted elsewhere.
Papers with more than one author will be accepted, but all authors must have been undergraduate students when the paper was written.
Papers must be at least 5 but no more than 30 pages in length, including footnotes or end notes.
The selected author(s) will receive an award of $250. If there are co-authors, the award will be evenly divided among the authors. Each winner will receive a certificate. All winning papers will be added to ScholarWorks, the University Libraries digital institutional repository.
For more detailed information about the Undergraduate Research Award, click on the link below.