Submission Deadline - Undergraduate Library Research Awards

The ULRA is awarded to six undergraduate students whose essay submission (800–1,000 words) demonstrates excellent research skills that utilize a breadth of library resources, collections, and services for their research and creative projects. ULRA aims to promote intellectual discovery and the advancement of lifelong learning.


Students from diverse disciplines and levels of experience are awarded a cash prize and will have their winning project, essay, and pre-recorded lightning talk preserved in CurateND.


In addition, winners are featured on the University website and a press release is distributed to each winner’s hometown. See recent winners:

2017 ULRA Winners

2016 ULRA Winners

2015 ULRA Winners


The submission deadline is April 13. Guidelines and additional information can be found at