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 award recognizes and promotes outstanding scholarship among K-State's undergraduate students.
Research projects must have been completed as a requirement for a K-State course and may encompass any academic topic. Applications are evaluated based on the use of library resources.
How to Apply
Projects completed in the 2016-2017 school year are eligible for the current award cycle. All projects must be finished during the specified eligibility dates. Applications require four elements:
Your project files. If you are selected for a Kirmser grand prize or for honorable mention, you will be invited to have your essay and project files made publicly accessible through K-State’s institutional repository, K-REx.
A letter of support from your course instructor. See the Faculty Information page for more information.
Apply now. Applications are due in April 21, 2017.
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.