RESEARCH SHOWCASE PARTICIPANTS: APPLY FOR A DEAN’S PRIZE!

The Dean’s Prize for Excellence in Research Award is awarded for outstanding pre-recorded research presentations at the Undergraduate Research Showcase.

Presenters must be the only first-author and sole presenter at the Undergraduate Research Showcase. Abstracts with multiple first authors and presentations with multiple presenters are not eligible for the Dean’s Prize. All abstracts must adhere to the required formatting guidelines.

The Dean’s Prize Award Application consists of two parts:

  1. A personal statement (approximately 500 words) detailing your research accomplishments, how you got involved in your research project, and your future plans and/or research directions. The application is available here.
  2. A letter of recommendation from your faculty mentor (or a faculty member who is familiar with your research). Be sure to provide your faculty mentor with the Dean’s Prize Letter of Recommendation form. The letter of recommendation must be received by the application deadline below.

Eligibility:

  • Students with junior and senior standing who are giving pre-recorded research presentations at the Undergraduate Research Showcase are eligible to apply for a Dean’s Prize award. You will be able to choose to whether you wish to do a live or pre-recorded presentation in a brief survey that you will receive after you apply to the virtual Research Showcase via the MyUCLA survey. If you wish to apply for a Dean’s Prize, be sure to select the “pre-recorded” option.
  • Pre-recorded presentations are due Friday, May 8, 2020. Submission instructions will be shared after April 21.
  • If you are presenting your research with other students (i.e. if your presentation has multiple authors and one or more of the other authors are presenting the research with you at the Undergraduate Research Showcase), then you cannot be judged for the Dean’s Prize. Only students who are the sole presenters of their research are eligible for the Dean’s Prize.
  • If you have previously won a Dean’s Prize at Research Poster Day, then you are not eligible to reapply for a Dean’s Prize.
  • Please note that this application is for students doing research in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. If you are doing research in the sciences, you should apply for the Dean’s Prize for the sciences.

Application deadline: Monday, April 20, 2020 at 12 pm

LIBRARY PRIZE FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

The Library Prize for Undergraduate Research recognizes and honors excellence in undergraduate research at UCLA. If you are a current UCLA undergraduate student and can answer “yes” to the questions below, your paper or project may be just what the selection committee is looking for.

  • Did you or your team use UCLA Library collections for a research paper or project you completed for a course in the last twelve months?
  • Did your use of library collections and services help to increase the scope, depth, and significance of what you learned?
  • Did your skills as a researcher grow because of your use of library collections?
  • Did your use of library collections inform and strengthen other types of research you performed?
  • Did you or your team use UCLA Library collections for a research paper or project you completed for a course in the last twelve months?
  • Did your use of library collections and services help to increase the scope, depth, and significance of what you learned?
  • Did your skills as a researcher grow because of your use of library collections?
  • Did your use of library collections inform and strengthen other types of research you performed?

Visit the UCLA Library’s website for more information.