Paul Robeson Library Undergraduate Research Award

Robeson Library Undergraduate Research Award

The Paul Robeson Library Undergraduate Research Award recognizes excellence in undergraduate research projects that make use of a range of library resources, collections, and services and show evidence of critical thinking, originality, and creativity.

Apply before Sunday, March 20, 2022 at midnight at this link:

Applications should include:

  • Your research paper or project in PDF or Word format;
  • a bibliography of sources used in your project in PDF or Word format;
  • and a reflective essay (250-500 words) in PDF or Word format.

Reflective essay (250-500 words) should include:

  • The strategy you used to find resources (e.g. search terms, databases used, etc.);
  • your process for evaluating the resources;
  • and your reasoning for including the specific resources you used.


  • Current Rutgers University-Camden student working towards undergraduate degree in any school
  • Individual or team entries accepted (award split evenly between team members)
  • Project should be original work completed for a semester-long, credit-bearing course
  • Project completed anytime from Spring 2020 to Spring 2021
  • Winners agree to a short, public presentation of their research (lightning talk) and to having project added to RUCore


  • one $500 award 
  • two $250 awards

2022 Evaluation Committee

View the rubric the evaluation committee will use: Undergraduate Research Award Rubric

  • Craig Agule, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
  • Samantha Kannegiser, Student Success Librarian
  • Tamara Nelson, Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Tracie Paulson, Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology
  • Zara Wilkinson, Reference and Instruction Librarian


Contact Samantha Kannegiser ( or Zara Wilkinson ( with any questions. 

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