Want $1000?

Want $1000?

Then enter your research paper or project into competition for the Libraries’ Durden Prize or Middlesworth Award.

Undergraduates who make exceptional use of library collections (yep, articles that you get online through the Libraries website count!) are eligible for the Durden Prize.

Undergraduates OR graduate students who incorporate materials from the Rare Books, Manuscript and Special Collections Library into their research are invited to submit papers for consideration for the Middlesworth Award.

All winners will be recognized at a reception at Parents and Family Weekend 2009 and will receive $1000.

Submissions for both awards are due to the library by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15.

Note: Both awards require a faculty member’s signature, and the Durden Prize requires a short essay on your research process, so you may not want to wait till May 15 to decide to apply!

2 thoughts on “Want $1000?”

  1. Duke alumnus, accomplished a research paper for a graduate course at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill for a grade and credit, The course was “History of the Labor Movement.” The professor allowed me to take the course because I had taken a similar course at the Wharton Graduate School, University of Pennsylvania under a well-known professor at the time. In order to complete the course I had to research and write a paper. The research work was accomplished at the Perkins library. The title of the paper is: “Sale of Wives in 18th and 19th Century England.” Is this a paper that can be submitted?

  2. Good to hear from you, Joseph. So the paper was for a course at UNC? I’m afraid that only papers completed for coursework at Duke are eligible for these prizes… If, however, you received class credit at Duke, we’d love to have your paper. Hope this helps!

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