Undergraduate Library Research Prize Application Period Now Open

2022 ULRP Winners

The Undergraduate Library Research Prize (ULRP) allows us to reward and recognize students who demonstrate a strategic and effective use of the Library as a resource in direct support of research undertaken on campus.  Submissions are now open for students who have presented a research project under faculty mentorship over the past 12 months. Submissions will close May 14, 2023.

The ULRP is co-sponsored by the UC San Diego Library, UC San Diego Alumni and the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.


Students must be nominated by faculty members and must present their project at a UC San Diego-sponsored, research-focused event. These events include, but are not limited to, the Conference for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), the Faculty Mentor Program, the Summer Research Program, and the Undergraduate Research Conference (URC). Additionally, the research should be conducted under the guidance of a faculty member. If you have questions about eligibility, please contact Timothy Chu at tschu@ucsd.edu.


Students must submit their documentation and receive a faculty nomination by May 14.

Cash Prizes

  • Social Sciences/Arts/Humanities $1,000 1st place, $500 2nd place
  • Life & Physical Sciences/Engineering $1,000 1st place, $500 2nd place

We invite you to visit the Undergraduate Library Research Prize information page for the submission forms along with additional information on eligibility, faculty nominations and student submission guidelines.