Undergraduate Research Award: Apply Now!

Tufts undergraduate students are invited to apply for the Tisch Library Undergraduate Research Award. The award recognizes outstanding undergraduate use of the library’s collections, resources and services in the production of an exemplary research project. All formats are welcome– papers, code, robots, GIS, presentations, video. Projects completed any time in 2016 (spring, summer or fall semesters) are eligible.

Applications are due at noon on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. A first prize of $500 and a second prize of $250 (split evenly among groups) will be given to projects in each of the following categories:

  • First year writing program (ENG 1-4, Philosophy 1, or any course taken to fulfill the college writing requirement)
  • 001-099 level courses
  • 100-199 level courses
  • Independent Research Efforts (Any research happening outside of your courses)

The application consists of 3 parts:

  1. Your research project
  2. A short research process essay (check out our tips)
  3. recommendation from your instructor or project advisor (ask them soon)

Want some inspiration?  Check out our gallery of past winners.

We’ve got more info on our website, including FAQs. Questions can be directed to


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