The Library has decided to cancel this year’s competition and double the awards in 2021. Due to COVID-19 precautions, many student researchers are unable to access labs and other means of completing their projects. We look forward to your submissions next year!

The CSUSM Library Award for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity recognizes undergraduate students who demonstrate sophistication and originality in research projects and creative works. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: Creative Works, Empirical Research and Interpretive Analysis. Winners receive a $600 cash prize and recognition of their excellent work at an end of the year celebration.

Please visit the award website for eligibility and submission requirements at