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Friends of the Adams Library First Year Research Prize
The Friends of the Adams Library First Year Research Prize
The Friends of the Adams Library First Year Research Prize recognizes first year students at Rhode Island College who produce excellent research projects and/or research-informed creative works. All current first year students are invited to submit original work that demonstrates independent research and use of information sources. Information sources may take many forms, such as popular or scholarly publications; news; multimedia; data; visual; primary sources; and other types too numerous to list here. Eligible works may include, but are not limited to:
Research papers and proposals
Research-informed visual arts
Each spring, the prize committee will select 1 to 2 Rhode Island College students who submit original work undertaken during their first or second semester at the college (i.e. Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020). The committee will use a prize rubric to evaluate submissions. Winners will receive $150, a letter of recognition from the prize committee, inclusion of the project in the library's public digital repository (Digital Commons @ RIC), and feature on the library’s website and social media.
How to Submit Work
How to submit work:
Students are invited to submit their own work using the First Year Research Prize Submission Form. Use the left menu on this page to access the Submission Form.
Faculty who wish to nominate first year students may do so by emailing either Amy Barlow (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Molly Bruce Patterson (email@example.com). Amy and Molly will contact the student to invite them to submit their work using the submission form.
The deadline for faculty nomination is: Friday, February 19, 2021
The deadline for student submission is: Monday, March 1, 2021
Prize winners will be contacted in late March.
Digital Commons @ RIC
With their permission, the Adams Library publishes winners' projects in its public digital archive, Digital Commons @ RIC. Use the link below to view prize winning projects.
The Friends of the Adams Library First Year Research Prize was created in 2020 thanks to a generous gift from the Friends of the Adams Library. It is administered by the Library Outreach Committee.
Please direct questions about submissions, nominations, and the award itself to either Amy Barlow (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Molly Bruce Patterson (email@example.com), co-chairs of the Library Outreach Committee.
The Friends of the James P. Adams Library is an organization founded in 1998 by a group of concerned Rhode Island College faculty, staff and administrators. The Friends are advocates and supporters for the Library, both on campus and in the surrounding community.