Undergraduate Prize for Excellence in Library Research

Recognizing undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional sophistication and originality in research initiatives.

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Deadline: April 1, 2014

In partnership with the Office of the Dean of the College, the Brown University Library sponsors the annual Undergraduate Research Prize. The purpose of the prize is to recognize excellence in undergraduate research projects that make creative and extensive use of the Brown University Library's collections including, but not limited to, print resources, databases, primary resources, and materials in all media. The project may take the form of a traditional paper, a database, a website or other digital project.

Up to two prizes of $750 each may be given. Prize recipients will be honored at a Library reception and will be asked to give a short presentation on their research projects. 

Prize winning projects will be honored on the Brown University Library website and added to the Brown Archives.


Applicants must be a current full-time student working towards a Brown University undergraduate degree.

Eligible projects:

  • Need to have been completed during 2013.
  • Can be submitted by an individual or by a team.
  • Can be either an independent research effort or an assignment for a credit class.
  • Can not be a senior honors thesis.
  • Multimedia/digital projects are encouraged.

Winners will be announced on April 15, 2014.

2013 Winning Project

Read "Clock-keeping Guide to the Maintenance of the Grandfather Clock of the Brunonian Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi: Including a History of the Clock, and of Eli Whitney Blake III, in Whose Memory it Was Given" (PDF), by Hannah Gribetz '15, the 2013 UGRA Prize Winner.