Library Research Awards


  • 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 2023.
  • Projects must contain an element of library research. The use of primary and/or secondary literature to support a thesis must be present.
  • A faculty member must complete the online faculty support form.
  • Papers submitted to the Guggenheim Memorial Library for award consideration must not contain writing generated by artificial intelligence or ChatGPT. Submissions produced with artificial intelligence or ChatGPT will be disqualified.

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 the 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.  

The course faculty member must complete the online faculty support form.

Submissions are made online only using this form:

Please contact Specialist Librarian Christine Forbes at with any questions.