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2010-11 Winners of the Library-UROP Fellowship Awards

Beyond lecture halls, beyond classrooms and labs, the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) at UC Irvine allows all students to tailor their education to their career, academic, and life goals. The Libraries have been proud partners with UROP since 2005, supporting student research projects by sponsoring the Libraries-UROP Research Fellowship awards.

Co-funded by the Libraries' Nellie Ansley Reeves Award Endowed Fund and UROP, LURF awards provide recognition and support to selected fellows whose research projects make significant use of library resources, demonstrate creative applications of research methodology, or focus on research about the scholarly information process. The Fellowship provides up to $500 to encourage completion of the project. In addition to their faculty mentors, LURF Fellows have the opportunity to work closely with a research librarian who is a subject expert in the student's field of inquiry.

Faculty mentors can encourage their students to include information on how the students intend to make extensive, innovative or creative use of information resources in their UROP proposal. A panel of librarians review the proposals in order to recognize those that exhibit:

Unusual depth or broadness in the use of library resources and collections, including, but not limited to, printed resources, databases, primary resources, and materials in all media.

Extraordinary ability to identify, locate, select, evaluate, and synthesize library resources and to use them in the creation of a project in any medium that shows originality and/or has the potential to lead to original research in the future.

Demonstration of significant personal knowledge in the methods of research and inquiry.
Congratulations are in order to the 2010-11 LURF award winners!

More information is available on the Libraries website at www.lib.uci.edu/about/projects/urop/undergraduate-research-opportunities-program.html or contact Cathy Palmer, Head of Education and Outreach (cpalmer@uci.edu or x44972).


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