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Undergrads – Apply for the Lang Prize!

Win up to $2,000 for a project completed using library services

Apply by Monday, April 1, for the 2024 Lang Prize. The Lang Prize recognizes students who make exceptional use of library resources, services, or expertise for a class project. If you’ve completed a research project for a class during Spring 2023, Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Winter 2024 quarters, apply here.


  • Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences: first prize, $2000; second prize, $1500; third prize, $1000
  • Science, Engineering & Mathematics: first prize, $2000; second prize, $1500; third prize, $1000

Eligible Projects

  • Honors Theses
  • Research Papers
  • Software programs
  • Art, music, and more

A bequest from UC Davis Professor Emerita of Botany Norma J. Lang funds the prize, raising awareness and interest among undergraduate students about the many ways the Library can support their academic success.

For details on prize categories, eligibility, important dates, and the application, check out our website – or feel free to contact us at




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