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Libraries Support Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Four new Research Fellowships will be available to undergraduates through the UCI Libraries’ partnership with the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). Library-UROP Fellows will receive $500 and research assistance from a subject-specialist librarian.

The UROP program encourages and facilitates faculty-mentored research and creative activities by undergraduates from all schools and academic disciplines on campus. The new Reeves Library-UROP Research Fellowships, which will debut in Fall 2005, will provide recognition and support to selected UROP Fellows whose projects make significant use of online or print library resources, demonstrate creative applications of research methodology, or focus on research about the scholarly information process.

The UROP Faculty Advisory Board and a panel of librarians will make recommendations for the Reeves Library-UROP Fellowships, which will provide $500 per student and the opportunity to work closely with research librarian who is a subject expert in the student’s field of inquiry.

University Librarian Gerry Munoff noted that “The Libraries provide a wide array of assistance to undergraduates involved in research. The Reeves Library-UROP Fellowships will highlight our services and give recognition to outstanding undergraduate researchers.”

Fellows are required to write a paper, present their research at the annual UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium, and submit their manuscripts to be considered for publication in The UCI Undergraduate Research Journal. Projects that demonstrate particular excellence will be highlighted on the Libraries’ website.

The Reeves Library-UROP Research Fellowship awards are funded by the Nellie Ansley Reeves Library Endowment and UROP.

For more information, please contact Cathy Palmer, Head of Education and Outreach (cpalmer@uci.edu or x44972).


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