The University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award (ULURA) is given in recognition of an outstanding original paper or project in any media (for example film, performance, software or technology) created by an undergraduate student or students at UNCG. Successful individual or group projects will demonstrate the ability to locate, select and synthesize information from library and scholarly resources. The winning entry will receive a $500 cash prize funded by the University Libraries.
Key Dates and Times
- All Applicant Materials Including Final Project Due: 4/5/2022
- Faculty Nomination Form Due: 4/5/2022
- Notification of Winner: 4/21/2022
- Presentation of Award at the Provost Student Excellence Awards ceremony: 4/26/2022, 6 p.m.
All applicants and authors must:
- Currently be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at UNCG in any discipline.
- Complete a research project or paper at UNCG in either the spring, summer, or fall semester of the prior calendar year.
The award winner must:
- Contribute a copy of their paper or project to the UNCG Institutional Repository (NC DOCKS).
- Attend the Provost Student Excellence Awards ceremony to receive the award.
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.
Contact Information for Questions
Tiffany Henry, ULURA Committee Chair
Scoring rubric for research strategies essay, submitted project and other requirements.
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.
If your students have turned in excellent research assignments, access the materials and nominate them today! Review the full details at https://library.uncg.eduura.