Norma J. Lang Prize for Undergraduate Information Research

The Norma J. Lang Prize for Undergraduate Information Research recognizes undergraduate students whose research projects:

  • Make extensive use of UC Davis Library resources, services and expertise
  • Advance the students’ understanding of the academic research process

First, second and third-place prizes will be awarded every year in each of these two areas: (1) Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences as well as (2) Science, Engineering and Math. 2017 is the inaugural year of the prize.

The Norma J. Lang Prize for Undergraduate Information Research is funded by a bequest from the late UC Davis Professor Emerita of botany, Norma J. Lang.

Awards

  • Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences: first prize, $1000; second prize, $750; third prize, $500
  • Science, Engineering & Math: first prize, $1000; second prize, $750; third prize $500

Types of entries accepted

  • Creative Works, including, but not limited to, an art installation, software program, musical composition, film or video, special project, etc.
  • Empirical Research, including, but not limited to, research conducted with qualitative or quantitative methodologies, e.g., research articles and essays.
  • Interpretive Analysis, including, but not limited to cultural/literary criticism, film analysis, historiographies, social criticism, etc.

Evaluation Rubric

Judges will utilize this attached rubric (pdf) to evaluate submissions.

How to Apply

Important Note: This news announcement is from 2017, the inaugural year of the prize. For this year’s Application Form and Important Dates, please visit library.ucdavis.edu/langprize.

Important Dates

  • Student Submission deadline: April 10, 2017 at 11:00 pm
  • Faculty/Instructor Sponsor Letter: April 17, 2017
  • Review period: April 11-30, 2017
  • Winner notification: May 5, 2017
  • Winner reception: May 24, 2017

Contact

Leyla Cabugos | langprize@ucdavis.edu | (530) 752-5691
Assistant Librarian/Library Diversity Fellow, Research Support Services