Research Award FAQ

Will late submissions be accepted?
No. Complete student application materials must be submitted electronically by 11:59pm on Monday, June 3rd, 2019. The Faculty Support Form deadline is due Monday, June 3rd at 11:59pm.

Is the Reflective Statement required?
Yes! This award emphasizes the skill, creativity, and resourcefulness you bring to successful research and your insights and growth along the way. See Guidelines for Students and Evaluation Criteria.

My project was creative in nature. Can I apply to this award?
Yes! We hope to see a diverse pool of applications representing a variety of disciplines and research approaches. If your project doesn’t already include the resources used, you will need to upload a bibliography in addition to your Research Project.

Can I apply for this award if I presented at SUURA or my article is being published in SUURJ?
YES! Students who have presented at SUURA or published an article in SUURJ are eligible to submit their work for this award.

Can I submit projects from Spring 2019?
Yes. But they need to be already completed and submitted for your class. And your faculty member needs to complete the Faculty Support Form by the application deadline.

May I submit more than one research project?
Yes. A student may submit more than one research project for the award. However, a student may not win more than one prize.

What about group/team projects?
Yes! For the first time we are offering a $1000 Group Project prize. The $1000 will be divided among identified group members.

Would an independent study course qualify for this competition?
Yes, any project completed during the eligibility period, for course credit, and while you were a student at Seattle University would qualify.

May I apply if I work for the Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons?
Yes. Students will not be excluded from competition because of current or past library and learning commons employment.

If I receive an award, will my project always be publicly available online?  
The Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons intend to create a permanent online archive of award-winning projects. If you are an award winner who no longer wishes for their work to be publicly available, please contact Lynn Deeken at to discuss options for restricting access to your project.

Who do I contact with questions about this award or the application process?
Please contact Lynn Deeken at or 206-296-6274.