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URSS Awards

Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium

Each year, various university departments generously sponsor cash awards for outstanding research and scholarship.

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

Students participating in the Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium whose project fall within the realm of the basic sciences will be considered for this award. 

BSNES Award Criteria

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.

Award Criteria

Mary Pappert School of Music

Mary Pappert School of Music Undergraduate Award: $250

The Mary Papper School of Music Undergraduate Award is open to all music students who participate in the URSS.

Award Criteria

Mylan School of Pharmacy

Award for Undergraduate Research: $250

The Mylan School of Pharmacy Award for Undergraduate Research serves to recognize projects in the field of pharmacy which demonstrate a high level of scholarly merit.

Award Criteria

Office of the Provost

Outstanding Scholarship Award: $250

2 for Honorable Mention: $125

This award serves to recognize outstanding scholarship within the university across all of the fields of study. The awards will be given to a student demonstrating exceptional scholarship through either poster or oral presentation.

Award Criteria

Office of Multicultural Affairs

Outstanding Undergraduate Research: $250

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is pleased to sponsor an award for outstanding, undergraduate research. The aim of this award is to recognize and celebrate research that contributes to creating, and maintaining an inclusive campus community here at Duquesne University.

Award Criteria

Phi Kappa Phi, National Honors Society

Outstanding Research: $500

2 for Honorable Mention: $250

Posters from all disciplines accepted to the URSS will be considered for the Phi Kapp Phi Awards.

Award Criteria

Rangos School of Health Sciences

2 for Rangoes School of Health Sciences Award for Undergraduate Research: $250

Students of the Health Sciences who are participating in the URSS will be eligible for these awards.

Award Criteria

School of Nursing

School of Nursing Undergraduate Research Award: $250

The School of Nursing Undergraduate Award is available to students participating in the URSS whose research is applicable to the healthcare and/or nursing field. Projects will be evaluated based upon the the use of existing research for support, understanding and application of principles of research, effective communication, etc.

Award Criteria

University Academic Sustainability Committee

Excellence in Sustainability & the Environment: $250