About the Award
The Larrie and Bobbi Weil Undergraduate Research Award for excellence in library research is awarded annually to recognize student research that demonstrates depth and breadth in the use of library research materials and clear evidence of thoughtful command of these resources.
- Students must be registered for the semester in
which the award is presented.
- Any papers from a course, program or project from the
Spring, Summer, or Fall semesters (calendar year) are eligible for the
- Papers must be written in English and have one author.
- Only members of the faculty may submit papers.
- Faculty members should notify students of their intent to nominate papers before submitting recommendations.
- Make nominations via our online form.
- Explain what makes the sources the student selected the best choices for this topic and how the student’s research choices reflect best practices for your discipline. The award committee will determine the winning paper using our Reviewer’s Guide.
- Priority consideration given to submissions received by February 19, 2021.
- Student receives a $500 cash prize
- An opportunity to be published in the SMU Journal of Undergraduate Research
paper placed in the SMU Archives in DeGolyer Special
Collections Library and online in SMU Scholar
- Award presented at the Honors Convocation.
Please contact Elizabeth Killingsworth (firstname.lastname@example.org), Associate Dean of SMU Libraries and Director of Fondren Library, with any questions.
Current and Past recipients