The University Libraries hosts two online workshops on Jan. 31 and Feb. 6 to help students interested in submitting research projects for the Jim and Mary Lois Hulsman Undergraduate Library Research Award, due on Feb. 12, 2024.

The Jim and Mary Lois Friday Hulsman Undergraduate Library Research Award recognizes excellence in undergraduate research that incorporates the use of University Libraries resources and demonstrates sophisticated information literacy skills.

Judges look for original research projects completed by individuals or groups and may include research papers, design portfolios, compositions, posters, film and digital projects. The research project or paper must be part of a UNM credit course or independent study undertaken in the 2021 calendar year—spring, summer or fall semester.

Submissions are due Feb. 12, 2024. Applicants must be enrolled as an undergraduate at the UNM main campus at the time of project completion in order to qualify. Student award winners receive a cash prize– $500 for first place, $300 for second place, $200 for third place—and recognition for their outstanding efforts. Submissions are also published in the UNM Digital Repository

There are two categories for submissions: Emerging Undergraduate Researchers (for work completed in 100/1000-level and 200/2000-level courses) and Advanced Undergraduate Researchers (for work completed in 300-level and above courses).

Applicants are required to submit an online application, a copy of their research project or paper, a 500-750-word research statement describing their research strategies and use of library resources, a bibliography and a statement of support from a UNM faculty/instructor. More information about the application process can be found on the library website

Winners will be announced after Spring Break and will be honored in early April. 

Students can register for the online workshops here. For more information or questions about eligibility, contact