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2017 Application Information for Individuals

All undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Washington are encouraged to submit research projects for this award.

Projects completed during any of the following quarters are eligible: Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017.

Your project can be in any format.

All files required to be considered for the award MUST be submitted by 5:00 on May 15, 2017.  The Collect It dropbox closes at 5:00 p.m on this day. (This includes the Faculty Letter of Support.) Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Please note:  The award may affect your financial aid.  Please consult your financial aid advisor.

2017 Application Procedure for Individuals

  • Your complete award submission includes 4 separate parts, detailed in the grid below.  All submissions should be in .pdf format, except where noted.
  • Where you should submit them is listed under "Where to Submit."
  • The deadline for their submission is 5:00 p.m., May 15, 2017.
  • When you log into the Collect It dropbox you will see a list of all the files you are required to submit. You can keep track of what you have submitted in the Collect It dropbox.

File Name

Where to Submit


More Information


Application Form

Catalyst WebQ

May 15, 2017

You should complete step one (filling out the application form) well before the award deadline to allow time to complete the application.


Research Strategies Reflective Essay

Collect It DropBox

May 15, 2017

750-1,000 words long. Most important part of Award evaluation! Please read: Essay Guidelines, the Evaluation Rubric and  Tips from previous evaluatorsSubmit in PDF format.


Research Project Files

Collect It DropBox

May 15, 2017

PDF, Powerpoint slides, DVD/CD, Website URL

For formats that cannot be submitted electronically please consult with the Award Committee at:libaward@u.washington.edu.


Faculty Letter of Support

email letter to: libaward@uw.edu

May 15, 2017

Faculty Letter Guidelines


Application Help