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Library Research Award: Home

This guide is to provide information about the annual Moffett Library Research Scholars Award.


This year's deadline for submission is May 16, 2022!





Are your students writing research papers? If so, please encourage them to apply for the 2021-2022 Moffett Library Research Award.

The Library will once again offer research awards to recognize MSU undergraduate students who demonstrate skill and creativity in using library resources (books, research databases, media, etc.) to write research papers. As you comb through your final research projects and look ahead to spring semester, we kindly ask you to consider papers for the award. Students can submit virtually any topic.


Any MSU Texas undergraduate who has written  research paper for a class during Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 semesters.

Description & General Guidelines of the Award:

-              Recognizes undergraduate students who wrote a paper of outstanding quality

-              Must be written for a current academic year class (may include independent study courses, research programs and study abroad courses too)

-              From 8-20 pages including works cited or an annotated bibliography

-              Written in an approved academic style e.g. APA, MLA, Turabian, etc.

-              Must make use of appropriate library resources based on the topic or subject matter


-              First Place- $400 gift card and certificate

-              Second Place- $300 gift card and certificate

-              Third Place- $150 gift card and certificate

*For group winners, total prize amount will be divided equally*


To submit a research paper or learn more about the award, visit

For more information, contact Associate University Librarian, Ryan Samuelson at 940-397-4177 or

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Ryan Samuelson
Government Publications / Information Literacy Librarian
Room 112
Moffett Library