Are you hard at work on your research project or spending long hours poring over your literature review? Here’s one way you could get recognized for your many hours of study – enter to win the annual Leatherby Libraries Undergraduate Research Prize.

The Kevin and Tam Ross Undergraduate Research Prize recognizes excellent research and effective use of library resources by Chapman University undergraduate students. Applicants are asked to write an essay about their selection, evaluation, and use of library resources for work on a research paper or project. Judges are interested not only in the quality of your project, but in how you’ve made use of library resources during the research process. Winners will receive a cash prize and recognition on the Leatherby Libraries blog and Chapman University Digital Commons.

The competition is open to all Chapman undergraduates, and the online application process has been streamlined to make it easier than ever before to apply. Students in all majors and class levels are strongly encouraged to apply. Previous winners have written on a variety of subjects, including history, psychology, and film studies. You can read these winning papers online as part of Chapman’s Digital Commons.

Papers or projects may be in progress at the time the application is submitted. Find full application information and guidelines at Alternatively, head straight to the application here! Just be sure to get your application in by Friday, April 30, 2021. Contact librarian and Chair of the Undergraduate Research Prize Committee Taylor Greene with any questions.

Flyer for the 2021 Kevin and Tam Ross Undergraduate Research Prize