Undergraduate Research Library Prize

Are you finishing up a great research project this semester? Applications are open for the Charlene Conrad Liebau Library Prize for Undergraduate Research, which recognizes exemplary undergraduate student research. To be eligible, you must:

  • be a UC Berkeley undergraduate student in any academic discipline
  • have completed your research project for a credit course at UC Berkeley, and
  • be willing to have your research project up for public display.

Whether you’re taking an R&C, an intro to history or working on your honor’s thesis, we invite you to submit your research project. The prize is $750 for lower division and $1,000 for upper-division papers, and up to six prizes are granted annually. Applications are open until April 16, 2015.

Some highlights from 2014’s winners:

A Pioneer In Health Care For “Families Who Follow The Crops”: California and the Making Of the Migrant Health Act, 1949-1962 by Rachel Cadman. Cadman’s History 101 paper explores the genesis of the Migrant Health Act in the context of the emergence of migrant health care clinics in postwar California, showing the role that activists and politicians played promoting this federal legislation.

Posthumous Schubert: The Exhumation of the Solo Piano Works in Mid- and Late-19th-Century Transcription and Editing by Jeremiah Trujillo. Trujillio’s research paper for Music 199 examined ways in which Schubert’s image was shaped and the reception of his solo piano works changed in the mid-and late-1800s, well after his lifetime.

Need more inspiration? Take a look at papers from other past winners.