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2022-2023 Library Award for Student Research Excellence Now Accepting Applications

Tue, November 1, 2022 3:05 PM

Library Research Award

Undergraduate students are encouraged to begin submitting applications on November 1 for the Carter Joseph Abrescy and Larry Kranich Library Award for Student Research Excellence. Undergraduate students who meet the criteria are invited to submit applications prior to the deadline on January 31, 2023 to be considered. 

Basic Criteria

  • Undergraduate student in good academic standing with a minimum of 2.0 GPA
  • The paper or research project submitted must be an assignment produced for a credit-bearing course at UC Merced within the past 12 months (January-December)
  • The work submitted for consideration must demonstrate effective use of UC Merced library resources and research materials, and demonstrate a clear understanding of the research process.

The Carter Joseph Abrescy and Larry Kranich Library Award for Student Research Excellence 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.

To view eligibility, submission requirements, and to submit your application visit the Library Award page

If you have questions about the award please email or attend one of the virtual information sessions:

Tuesday, November 8th - 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.:

Wednesday, November 16th - 1 p.m. -  2 p.m. :