Jim & Mary Lois Hulsman Undergraduate Library Research Award

Jim & Mary Lois Hulsman Undergraduate Library Research Award

Questions? Contact ugresearchaward@unm.edu.

Applications Now Closed


The Jim and Mary Lois Hulsman Undergraduate Library Research Award program recognizes excellence in undergraduate research that incorporates the use of University Libraries resources and demonstrates sophisticated information literacy skills. Student award winners receive a cash prize ($500 for 1st place, $200 for 2nd place, $200 for 3rd place) and recognition of their outstanding efforts.


Applicants must:

  • be enrolled as an undergraduate at the UNM Albuquerque Central Campus at the time of project completion.
  • have completed the research project or paper as part of UNM credit course or independent study undertaken in the past calendar year (spring 2017, summer 2017, or fall 2017).

Original research projects completed by individuals or groups in all formats are welcome and may include:

  • Research papers
  • Design portfolios
  • Compositions
  • Posters
  • Film
  • Digital projects

Questions about eligibility may be sent to ugresearchaward@unm.edu.

Award Categories

Applications may be made in either of two categories:

  • Emerging Undergraduate Researchers: For students who have completed work in 100-level and 200-level courses.
  • Advanced Undergraduate Researchers: For students who have completed work in 300-level and above courses.


Applicants agree to:

  • participate in the recognition program to be held during spring 2018.
  • grant the University Libraries the right to make available their paper/project and research statement via limited license. Student authors retain copyright for all content created by them. Award-winning work will be included in UNM's Digital Repository.

Application Requirements

  1. Online application form (see application instructions)
  2. Copy of research project or paper
  3. 500-750 word research statement describing applicant's research strategies and use of resources (see guidelines and rubric)
  4. Bibliography (see guidelines and rubric)
  5. Faculty/Instructor letter of support

Application materials are submitted online to UNM's Digital Repository.

Important Dates

Workshops/FAQ sessionsFriday, December 1, from 1:00 to 2:00 PMCentennial Science and Engineering Library Room 253
Wednesday, January 24, from 10:00 to 11:00 AMFine Art and Design Library Classroom
Tuesday, February 6, 2018, from 4:00 to 5:00 PMZimmerman Library Room 254
Application DeadlineFebruary 12, 2018
Winners AnnouncedMid-March 2018
Awards ProgramMid-April 2018


Questions? Contact ugresearchaward@unm.edu.