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Norma J. Lang Prize for Undergraduate Information Research

About the Lang Prize

The Norma J. Lang Prize for Undergraduate Information Research recognizes undergraduate students whose research projects:

  • Make extensive use of library resources, services or expertise
  • Advance the students’ understanding of the academic research process

Launched in 2017, the Norma J. Lang Prize for Undergraduate Information Research is funded by a bequest from the late UC Davis Professor Emerita of Botany, Norma J. Lang.


First, second and third-place prizes will be awarded every year in each of these two areas:

  • Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Science, Engineering & Mathematics

First prize: $2,000; second prize: $1,500; third prize: $1,000.

Types of Entries Accepted

  • Creative Works, including, but not limited to, an art installation, software program, musical composition, film or video, special project, etc.
  • Empirical Research, including, but not limited to, research conducted with qualitative or quantitative methodologies, e.g., research articles and essays.
  • Interpretive Analysis, including, but not limited to cultural/literary criticism, film analysis, historiographies, social criticism, etc.

Judges will evaluate submissions using the Lang Prize Undergraduate Students Rubric (pdf).

Important Dates

Start Date for Accepting Submissions

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Student Submission Deadline

Monday, April 1, 2024, at 11:00 p.m.

Instructor/Principal Investigator Support Due

Monday, April 1, 2024

Review Period

Tuesday, April 2 — Friday, April 26, 2024

Winner Notification

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Winner Reception

Wednesday, May 29, 2024