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Mary Ann Bolton Undergraduate Research Award

Posted 03/15/2021


Rod Library is so excited to be holding the annual Mary Ann Bolton Undergraduate Research Award once again. Even though this award has been around for the past couple years it has made a big impact on the UNI Community. Students have the opportunity to win monetary awards for research projects they have already done at UNI.

The Mary Ann Bolton Undergraduate Research Award honors students who demonstrate excellence in library research. Any research paper or project done at UNI by a full-time undergraduate student in 2020 or 2021 is eligible. Even students who have already graduated can apply, as long as they were a full-time undergraduate student at the time their project was completed. Any undergraduate project that used Rod Library resources is eligible to be submitted. 

This year's first-place award winner will receive a monetary award of $1,200, and the two runner-ups will receive $800 each. 


Calling for Students 

Rod Library urges all students, no matter the area of study, to participate.

Another benefit gained by this experience is the opportunity to showcase their research globally. If chosen, the winners’ projects will be published on UNI ScholarWorks, where anybody around the world will be able to access it.

Previous first-place winner Anya Shorey had some great things to say about the skills she had gained and the impact the Mary Ann Bolton award had on her. "The process helped me express my research ideas while learning more about a topic I was passionate about. Utilizing Rod Library resources, from databases to the stacks, I read and critically analyzed the literature to create a novel research experiment. This process was invaluable to me as an undergraduate. It directly prepared me for my research now as a graduate student. I am grateful to Ms. Bolton, as receiving the award has made me more confident in my research abilities and helped me to pursue my Ph.D.!"


Important Information and eligibility guidelines 

Visit Mary Ann Bolton Undergraduate Research Award for more important information, eligibility guidelines, submission process, and important dates. 


Take a look at last years winners

2020 Winners

  1. First Prize, Anya Shorey, "Testing the Effects of Mindfulness Meditation in Reducing Music Performance Anxiety as Measured by Cortisol and Self-Report."

  2. Second Prize, Shaylyn Trenkamp, "Breathe In, Breathe Out: An Exploration of the Impacts of Yoga on Self-Regulation and Classroom Community."

  3. Third Prize, Isaac Smith, "Spectral Time: How Gérard Grisey's Concept of Musical Time is still Relevant Today."


Header: 2019 with Mary Ann Bolton Award Winners and Katherine Martin

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