Library Graduate Student Prize: Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. UC Davis Graduate students across all fields are eligible to apply.
Yes. UC Davis postdoctoral scholars across all fields are eligible to apply.
Yes. Current Graduate students enrolled in Fall quarter who completed the submitted work while at UC Davis are eligible.
Yes! There are many ways to find and access library resources, and it is not necessary to have consulted a librarian to be eligible for this prize.
No. The work must be unpublished.
Yes. This does not count as “publication.”
Yes. As long as the proposal contains substantial desk research and the applicants can:
- clearly show they made effective use of the UC Davis Library’s resources and/or services, and
- clearly show the work enhanced understanding of, or engagement with, diverse community groups.
Preparing and Submitting the Application
You may submit only one project of which you are the primary creator, however you may be listed as a team member on other projects in which you participated.
Please review the Evaluation Process and Criteria section of the Library Graduate Student Prize page, and choose the project you think best meets the criteria on which the entries will be judged.
Use of Generative AI tools (e.g. ChatGPT, Bard, GrammarlyGO, etc.) to help develop application materials is allowed. If you use these tools, you must adhere to the following requirements:
- The ideas and intellectual work must be your own.
- You must follow all legal and ethical requirements of the tool(s)
- To promote transparency, you must properly acknowledge the Generative AI tool(s) in your references, bibliographies, or other formats appropriate to your application or project materials. (Tips and style examples are available for APA, MLA, Chicago Manual Style, and more.)
If you are unable to submit your work via the Google form, and you cannot upload elsewhere and provide a link to your work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
No. Only the requested materials will be considered.
Submissions will be screened for completeness and eligibility, then sent to judges who will evaluate each submission using the Library Grad Student Prize rubric (pdf).
Yes, if you meet all of the criteria for eligibility, as described on the Library Graduate Student Prize page.