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Library Research Awards: Submission Instructions


  • Individuals currently enrolled as undergraduate and graduate students at Monmouth University.  All class levels and disciplines are eligible.
  • Projects must fulfill the requirements of a Monmouth University course.
  • Projects must be written in spring, summer, or fall 2021.
  • Projects must contain an element of library research. The use of primary and/or secondary literature to support a thesis must be present.

Application Procedures

When preparing the application package, please include:

  • Application cover sheet.
  • A 100 word abstract/summary of the research project.
  • A 500-750 word essay describing research strategies and application of library tools and resources in completion of the project (see evaluation criteria chart).
  • A final version of the research project, including works cited; papers should be approximately 10+ pages long.  

Submissions are made online only using this form:

Please contact Librarian Christine Forbes at with any questions.

2022 Award Application


Application Deadline: March 1, 2022

Winner notification: April, 2022 (date TBD)