Guidelines for Support Letter

A letter of support for your project must be written by a U-M faculty member, instructor, or research supervisor who is familiar with your work.

After you submit your application, the person you’ve identified as your letter writer will receive a generated email from Submittable that includes a link to upload their letter.

Letters of support should make it clear how your use of library materials contributed to making your project comprehensive, original, or unique.

We’ll want to know:

  • How their students typically conduct library research, and to what extent you’ve shown mastery of these skills
  • The relevance of your project to course goals
  • Whether the sources you used were appropriate for the scope of the argument and its method
  • Whether the methods of research and argumentation were consistent with disciplinary standards

The awards committee must receive these letters of support in Submittable by the end of the winter term. 

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