Undergraduate Research Awards

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 a 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 and we award notable work in a number of categories. See details and application requirements.

Who can apply

  • Undergraduates from any U-M campus
  • Individuals or groups of undergraduate students

Application deadlines

Submissions open annually on December 1 and materials are due near the end of each academic year.

  • May 1: Application due (no extensions)
  • May 15: Faculty/mentor recommendation letter due

Apply through Submittable.

We announce winners of the awards in mid-June. A ceremony and reception honoring winners takes place each year in mid-October.

Questions? Contact the Undergraduate Research Awards committee at libresearchaward@umich.edu.