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Abrescy and Kranich Library Award for Student Research Excellence

Thu, November 1, 2018 11:10 AM

The Carter Joseph Abrescy and Larry Kranich Library Award was established in 2017 to recognize outstanding undergraduate research at UC Merced. The award recognizes students who demonstrate effective use of library and information resources, as well as an understanding of the research process and growth in research practices. A committee of faculty and librarians will review applications and select awardees. A total of $1,000 will be awarded each year; no more than two awards of $500 each will be awarded in a given year.

All student applicants must be currently enrolled as undergraduates at UC Merced and be in good standing with the University (2.0 GPA). Students can submit applications for work produced individually or by a team. Projects or papers may be in another language, but all accompanying materials, including the reflective essay, must be in English. Students applying for the award must contact the course instructor about having submitted a course paper or project; the selection committee may contact the course instructor.

Selected recipients must allow deposit of work in eScholarship, the University’s institutional repository; attend the library’s Undergraduate Research Award Reception; and work with the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships to receive the award.

Information Sessions will be held in November:

  • Thursday, November 8 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. in KL 397 -- Register here
  • Friday, November 9 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. in KL 371 -- Register here


For questions or more information about the award, please contact Lindsay Davis at