Here’s a great opportunity to get paid for your research!
The Libraries invite submissions for the Friends of the Library Undergraduate Research Award, which recognizes excellence in the use of primary sources in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Undergraduates may submit papers or projects that represent work completed for a class or independent study in any field within the 18 months prior to the application deadline of Feb. 20, and while the student was enrolled as an undergraduate at UMass Amherst. The first-place recipient receives a $1,000 scholarship and the honorable mention winner receives a $250 scholarship. The winning papers/projects will be posted to http://bit.ly/flura2015 and added to the University Archives.
A primary source is a record of an event, an occurrence, or a time period produced by a participant or observer at the time, such as letters, diaries, writings, speeches, photographs, and scrapbooks, or the historic records (archives) of an organization (such as correspondence, memoranda, minutes, annual reports, etc.). Primary sources can also include government documents, artwork, artifacts, maps, music, audiovisual materials (film, audio and video tape), and computer files.
Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) reserves the right to extend the deadline or cancel the contest if too few entries are received. The determination of number of entries required to award a winner is at the sole discretion of SCUA and the Libraries.
The award is sponsored by the Friends of the UMass Amherst Libraries and Special Collections and University Archives. Prizes are made possible thanks to generous donations from the Friends of the Libraries. Panels of faculty and community experts will judge the anonymous entries.
Winners will be announced by mid-March. Recipients will be invited to receive their awards at the Library’s Dinner with Friends fundraiser on March 28. For more information, contact Special Collections firstname.lastname@example.org.