Undergraduate Research Award

Have you recently worked on a research project that made significant use of library resources? 

The Pamela J. Mackintosh Undergraduate Research Awards recognize students who’ve conducted outstanding library research during the academic year in any discipline.

You might be a strong candidate if you’ve:

  • Worked closely with a librarian or archivist
  • Used skills you learned in library workshop
  • Conducted a substantial literature search
  • Used a library lab to complete your project
  • Used library materials in another meaningful way

Projects can be in any format or medium.

Who can apply

  • Undergraduates from any U-M campus
  • Individuals or groups 

About the awards

Awards are based on the quality of the research, your personal essay, a bibliography, and a letter of support from an instructor. 

These awards range from $250 to $1000 for notable work in the following categories:  

  • Outstanding First-Year Research Project
  • Innovation in Research and Creativity
  • Maize Awards for single-term projects 
  • Blue Awards for multi-term projects

The award is named for former U-M Librarian Pamela J. MacKintosh, a longtime advocate of students’ work, who created a fund to support this program in perpetuity.

The awards are also supported by a generous gift of the JABberwocky Literary Agency. 

See our recent winners and review our tips for applying. A ceremony and reception honoring winners takes place each year in mid-October.

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