Projects or papers completed for:
- Tufts classes taken to fulfill the college writing requirement;
- Tufts classes at the 001-099 level;
- Tufts classes at the 100-199 level, and;
- Independent research
All formats are eligible, including but not limited to research papers, videos, posters, presentations, lab manuals, inventions, business plans and proposals. Not sure if your project is eligible? Contact the awards committee at email@example.com. We are happy to help. Entries may come from a single author or represent the work of a group of students in a class. Group prizes will be split among members.
We want to see your best work and encourage you to wait until next year to submit a complete project if possible. However, if a chapter of your senior thesis will stand on its own, we will accept it. Be aware that any incomplete senior thesis submissions will be judged using the same criteria as completed projects.
Sorry, no. You must be a currently enrolled student through the end of Spring 2021 to receive the award.
If the project was created outside of the regular work of the course, it is eligible under the independent research effort category.
Yes. Even if you haven’t completed the course yet, the project you completed for it is eligible for the award.
Yes. Even if you dropped the class, the project you completed while enrolled is eligible for the award.
Yes, but if a group is applying they must all be undergraduates.
Sorry, no. Only currently enrolled Tufts students are eligible for the award.
Note that any incomplete senior thesis submissions will be judged using the same criteria as completed projects. If your thesis isn't complete by the application deadline, we encourage you to wait until next year to submit a complete project if possible. However, if a chapter of your senior thesis will stand on its own, we will accept it.
Since you will need an instructor recommendation to apply, the project that you submit should be discussed with that instructor, and the instructor should be aware of any changes that have been made since the time the project was graded.
We accept materials in all formats. For details on how to submit various formats, contact the awards committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Application materials and submission process
You may submit only one individually-authored project per year. If you have one individually-authored project as well as an eligible group project you may submit both. Alternately, if you were involved in more than one group project, you can submit each project unless the membership of the group is exactly the same.
No single author or group made up of the same members may apply to more than one category.
No problem. If it doesn't make sense for you to create one now, contact the committee to figure out some other way to document your sources.
Library resources include, but are not limited to, the millions of print and electronic books, journals, databases, data sets, CDs, DVDs, and special collections we own or subscribe to in Tisch Library, the Lilly Music Library, or the W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Library at the SMFA or that you can borrow from other libraries. We also encourage you to use the expertise of library staff and mention in your essay if you met with a library staff member.
The evaluators are staff from Tisch Library.
No, please retain copies for your records.
No. However, you may need to complete an IRS 1099 Form and report the prize as taxable income. For more information contact the Financial Aid office.
The institutional repository, the Tufts Digital Library, is Tufts’ system for collecting, preserving, and making findable theses, dissertations, and other scholarship produced by Tufts community members. The repository is maintained by Tisch Library and Digital Collections and Archives, who work closely with faculty, staff, and students to add items to the repository.
Yes. We feel that the faculty member, as an expert in the field, is best placed to discuss the academic merit and originality of your project.
A faculty member must complete the recommendation form (note: the form will be available when we are accepting applications). Please contact the awards committee at email@example.com with any questions you have about completing it.
Please contact the student so they can complete the application process.