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Here are some commonly asked questions about the Libraries Student Research Prize...

Can I submit my application after the deadline?

No, absolutely no late entries will be accepted.

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Will I be penalized if I do not submit an essay describing my research?

No, so long as you are able/willing to speak with a committee member in person about your experience doing research for the paper. Interviews should take no more than 10 minutes. In order to win an award, either an essay or an interview is required. If you miss your appointment or do not respond to an interview request, your application will not be considered further.

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Can I submit a draft of my paper?

No, the paper must be complete at at the time of submission.

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What is the monetary award?

The amount of the award is at the discretion of the Prize committee. The amount of the award can be as high as $1,000 for a paper of remarkable quality. It is in part dependent on the number of award recipients, the quality of the papers, and other factors.

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Can I submit a senior thesis?

What format do you accept?

PDF is preferred.

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Can I modify my paper prior to submission?

Yes, you can submit a paper that you've modified so long as it meets the rest of the guidelines (e.g., length).

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Can I submit more than one application/paper?

Yes. Submit each entry separately.

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Can I submit a paper in a language other than English?

Yes, but a translation must also be provided. Either a text or an audio translation is acceptable. Return to the Libraries Student Research Prize main page.

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