Reeves Library-UROP Research Fellowship Award

The Reeves Library-UROP Research Fellowship Award is co-sponsored by the UC Irvine Librariesí Nellie Ansley Reeves Award and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) to recognize student writing on faculty-mentored undergraduate research or creative projects that:

  • make significant use of scholarly information resources, the library, and its collections;
  • demonstrate comprehensive or creative applications of research methodology;
  • and/or focus on research about the scholarly information-production process itself.

As part of the online UROP proposal submission process, undergraduate students who wish to be considered for this award will be asked to elaborate within their proposal on how they intend to use library print or electronic resources. Based on recommendations by the UROP Faculty Advisory Board, this Fellowship will provide up to $500 in additional funds for project-related supplies and expenses. Fellows are required to:

  • present their research at the UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium, held in May of each academic year,
  • write a paper that presents their research findings, and
  • submit their manuscripts for possible publication in The UCI Undergraduate Research Journal.

In addition, Fellows will have the opportunity to work closely with a research librarian who is a subject expert in the studentís field of inquiry.

Projects that have demonstrated excellence based on overall quality of project and manuscript will be highlighted on the Libraries Web site and a select few may be on display in the Libraries.

Application Procedure (for Students)

  1. Follow the online proposal submission process and guidelines on the UROP Web site:
  2. Check the option "I wish to be considered for the Reeves Library-UROP Research Fellowship (LURF) Award," with a link to description and benefits of the award.
  3. In order to be considered for the Fellowship, proposals must include
    • a statement that describes your research strategy,
    • a detailed explanation of the use you will make of library and/or information resources,
    • and the contributions that library and/or information resources will make to the outcome of your project.

Selection Procedure

  1. The UROP Faculty Advisory Board reviews, evaluates, and makes funding recommendations on submitted proposals.
  2. If recommended by the Faculty Board for funding, and if the student wants to be considered for the LURF Award, the proposal will be reviewed and considered for the LURF Award by a panel of librarians and the UROP Director.

The Library-UROP Research Fellowship awards are funded by UROP and the Nellie Ansley Reeves Library Endowment