The University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award (ULURA) is given every year in recognition of an outstanding original paper or project in any media (film, performance, software or technology) created by an undergraduate student or students at UNC Greensboro. Successful individual or group projects will demonstrate the ability to locate, select and synthesize information from library and scholarly resources, and the winning entry will receive a $500 cash prize funded by the University Libraries!
All applicants and authors must:
- Currently be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student(s) at UNCG in any discipline.
- Have completed a research project or paper at UNCG in either spring, summer, or fall semester of 2020.
Key dates and times:
- Application Form Due: March 26, 2021
- Faculty Nomination Form Due: April 16, 2021
- Notification of Winner: April 28, 2021
- Presentation of Award at the Provost Student Excellence Awards Ceremony: TBD
Students may be nominated by a UNCG teaching faculty member or submit his/her own project along with a recommendation from the supporting faculty member. Student applicants must submit the following:
- 500 word essay describing the student(s) research strategies. (View essay suggestions)
- Final version of the completed paper or project, including the bibliography or reference list
- Contact information for Faculty Sponsor.
- Contact information for any additional applicants/authors.
The award winner must:
- Contribute a copy of their paper or project to the UNCG Institutional Repository (NC DOCKS).
- Attend the awards ceremony to receive the award.
Successful projects will demonstrate:
- Sophistication, creativity, originality and depth or breadth in the use of library collections and scholarly resources. This includes, but is not limited to, databases, multi-media, online resources and print-based materials. Materials obtained through interlibrary loan are acceptable.
- Exceptional ability to use these resources in the creation of an original research project or paper.
- Clarity and coherent organization of information. All writing must be grammatically correct.
- Responsible use of information including appropriate and accurate citations and credits.
- Projects and papers must be written in English.