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MU Libraries Undergraduate Research Contest: Introduction



The MU Libraries Undergraduate Research Contest seeks to recognize and reward outstanding research conducted by undergraduate students at the University of Missouri. Any undergraduate in any discipline is invited to enter the contest, which will be judged by a cross-disciplinary panel of librarians, members of The Friends of the MU Libraries, and MU faculty members.

Two $500 prizes may be awarded, one for an individual project and one for a group project. The winners will have their projects archived in MOspace, MU’s digital repository.

The research project can be a traditional research paper, a musical composition, a work of art, a video, or something else. Whatever it is, is has to have been researched using the resources of the MU Libraries. The quality of the project itself will be judged by a panel of MU faculty, but the sophistication of the research process and the materials used (as documented in the Research Process Statement) will be judged by a cross-disciplanary panel of librarians.

The prize is also a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to present their research to an audience.

The deadline for submission of all materials  is May 15 , 2016.


Questions? Contact Mike Muchow at 573-882-6824 or