Undergraduate Research Award


The Clemson Libraries Undergraduate Student Research Award recognizes students who produce outstanding scholarly or creative works that make use of library resources and services. The award promotes the advancement of learning and discovery and is open to all current undergraduate students enrolled at Clemson University. For group projects all undergraduate students named on the project must be currently enrolled at Clemson.

Library resources can be broadly interpreted to include books, scholarly articles, primary resources and collections, special collections, databases and more. Library services can include use of library spaces, library classes, consultations with librarians, Interlibrary Loan or PASCAL, and other services. While the use of Clemson University library collections and services is highly encouraged, the award also recognizes use of libraries or collections that are not housed at Clemson.


Three prizes will be awarded, and winners will receive a monetary award. For group projects, the monetary prize will be divided equally between group members. Winners will be honored at an awards ceremony in April and will be featured on the library website. Winners will be expected to make their projects available in TigerPrints, Clemson University’s digital repository.

  • First place: $1000
  • Second place: $750
  • Third place: $500

Important Dates:

  • Submission period: March 1 – April 1 2024
  • Review period: March 15 – April 4 2024
  • Recipients will be contacted by April 5
  • Reception date: Tuesday, April 9 at 3:30pm, Scholars’ Lab (Cooper 413)