Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award
1100 Mid-Campus Drive
Manhattan KS 66506
K-State Libraries are committed to K-State 2025: A Visionary Plan for Kansas State University, and to helping undergraduate students learn to effectively find, evaluate, and use information. A key benchmark for K-State 2025 is the percentage of undergraduate students involved in research. This award was created to support undergraduate research and encourage use of library resources.
The Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award recognizes and promotes outstanding scholarship among K-State's undergraduate students. Awards are given to winners in the freshman individual, non-freshman individual, and group project categories. The grand prize for each of the individual categories is $1,000. The grand prize for the group project category will be a minimum of $2,000 and will be based on the size of the winning group.
Research projects must have been completed as a requirement for a K-State course. They may encompass any academic topic. Applications are evaluated based on the use of library resources.
Projects completed between April 26, 2014 and April 25, 2015 were eligible for the last award cycle. Eligibility dates for the next award cycle will be posted closer to the next award date. All projects must be finished during the specified eligibility dates.
Currently, applications are not being accepted. Once applications are being accepted, to apply, click the Apply Now link. Applications require four elements:
1. An essay
2. Your project files
3. Your list of the sources you consulted
4. A letter of support from an instructor of the course for which you completed the project. The instructor will submit this letter by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. See the Faculty Information page for more information.
The awards are funded from a gift provided by Philip and Jeune Kirmser to K-State Libraries. We are deeply grateful for their generous support of undergraduate research.