Apply for the Library Award for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

The Library Award for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity is accepting submissions. Students can win a $600 cash prize and get public recognition for work they've already done! This award recognizes CSUSM undergraduate students who demonstrate sophistication and originality in research projects and creative works, and reflection upon research/creation process.


The award is open to all majors and all types of projects (including group projects). Projects can range from written research papers to creative works such as art, music, lyrics, poetry, dance, etc.). 

Up to six $600 cash prizes will awarded in three categories:

  • Creative Works
  • Empirical Research
  • Interpretive Analysis

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is April 22, 2022. Winners will be recognized at a reception on May 12, 2022.

Learn more about the simple criteria. Don't wait apply today!

If you have any questions about the award, please contact Dr. Toni Olivas at