Friends of the Wesleyan Library
Undergraduate Research Prize

The competition and criteria for the second annual Friends of the Wesleyan Library Undergraduate Research Prize will be announced soon.

Projects will be evaluated based on the use of Wesleyan’s library collections and resources as well as on the quality of writing and research. We are particularly interested in receiving applications that show evidence of learning about research techniques and the information-gathering process itself.

There will be two cash awards: a 1st-place prize worth $500 and a 2nd-place prize worth $250.

Instructors and librarians are encouraged to nominate students’ work; students may also self-nominate. Please send nominations to:

All materials must be submitted electronically, preferably as PDF files. Applications will include:

1)     An online application form

2)     Statement on the use of the Wesleyan libraries (maximum 600 words)

3)     Paper/Project

4)     Bibliography

The jury will be comprised of members of the Friends of Wesleyan Library board, Wesleyan librarians, and Wesleyan faculty from Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, and Natural Sciences & Mathematics.

Deadline: February 2, 2018.

Awards will be announced in April 2018.

 For informal inquiries, contact the Friends of Wesleyan Library, at