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URSS Awards 2013

The 6th Annual Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium

Each year, various university departments generously sponsor cash awards for outstanding research and scholarship. The following will be awarded at the 2014 URSS:

ACES: Academic Community-Engaged Scholarship

Outstanding Community-engaged Scholarship Project: $250

The aim of this award is to recognize research or scholarly work that engages Duquesne's communities (at the local or global level) as partners in the research or scholarship enterprise.

ACES Award Criteria

Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

2 for Excellence in Research in the Basic Sciences: $300

Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and Center for Spiritan Studies

Catholic Intellectual Tradition and Spiritan Studies Award for Undergraduate Research: $250

The aim of this award is to celebrate and encourage undergraduate research that engages resources in Catholic intellectual traditions in general or Spiritan sources more particularly. 

Award Criteria

Gumberg Library

Gumberg Library Award for Undergraduate Research: $250

The Gumberg Library Award judges posters based on their intellectual merits and demonstration that the research presented meets the standard of its field.

Library Award Criteria

Honors College

Outstanding Poster: $250

Symposia posters are at their best when they optimally combine intellectual sophistication with legibility to the non-specialist. Therefore, criteria for this award include: scholarly rigor; visual appeal; organization; professional polish.

Mary Pappert School of Music

Mary Pappert School of Music Undergraduate Award: $250

Mylan School of Pharmacy

Award for Undergraduate Research: $250

Office of the Provost

Outstanding Scholarship Award: $250

2 for Honorable Mention: $125

Phi Kappa Phi, National Honors Society

Outstanding Research: $500

2 for Honorable Mention: $250

School of Nursing

School of Nursing Undergraduate Research Award: $250

University Academic Sustainability Committee

Excellence in Sustainability & the Environment: $250