January 31, 2018

Accepting Julia Rogers Research Prize Submissions

The Goucher College Library and The Friends of the Goucher College Library sponsor an annual research prize competition for outstanding research by Goucher students using library resources. If you have produced work of which you are especially proud, please consider entering.

 

Julia Rogers drawingThe Goucher College Library and The Friends of the Goucher College Library sponsor an annual research prize competition for outstanding research by Goucher students using library resources. The $250 prizes were first offered in 2004, in honor of Julia Rogers' 150th birthday. If you have produced work of which you are especially proud, please consider entering. There are various categories for First year/Sophomore, Junior/Senior and Graduate.

Submissions are now being accepted until March 5, 2018.

Guidelines for submission -To submit your project as a candidate for the Julia Rogers Research Prize, you must provide the following:

  • The paper itself: 5 or more pages, written for a course taken in the calendar year 2017, includes a bibliography of at least 10 sources, written in a standard bibliographic format (MLA, APA, etc.) - Please remove your name and your professor's name from the body of the paper and bibliography
  • A letter of recommendation from the faculty member for whose course the paper was written. The letter must include a brief statement addressing the characteristics of the paper that distinguish it as an example of outstanding student scholarship and writing.
  • An essay of 250-300 words describing the research strategy, how library resources helped focus and direct the research, and what you learned about the research process.
  • A cover sheet with your name, the title of the paper, and the name of the nominating professor.

How To Submit -  Students submit your paper with bibliography, research strategy essay, and cover letter all in the same file to the Julia Rogers Research Prize entry form.  Please remember to remove your name and your professor's name from the body of your paper and bibliography only. 

   Faculty should submit the recommendation form online at http://gouchercollege.formstack.com/forms  /2018symposium_form