Library Research Awards

Researching in the Gothic Reading Room

Aptman Prizes

The Aptman Prizes recognize undergraduates’ excellence in research, including their analysis, evaluation and synthesis of sources. The prizes encourages students to make use of the general library collections and services at Duke University. Eileen and Lowell Aptman (T'89) provided funding for the Aptman Prizes.

Middlesworth Awards

The Middlesworth Awards were established to encourage and recognize excellence of analysis, research and writing by Duke University students in the use of primary sources and rare materials held by the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.  Chester P. Middlesworth (A.B., 1949) of Statesville, N.C., provided funding for Middlesworth Awards.

Holsti Prize

The Holsti Prize recognizes excellence in undergraduate research using primary sources for political science or public policy. Ole R. Holsti (George V. Allen Professor Emeritus of Political Science) provided funding for the Holsti Prize.

General Guidelines

  • All submissions must be received by May 15, 2014. See individual guidelines for the Aptman Prizes and the Middlesworth Awards.
  • Papers or projects completed in Summer 2013, Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 are eligible for the 2014 awards.
  • The awards carry a cash prize of $1,000 (Aptman and Middlesworth) or $1500 (Holsti).
  • Award recipients will be notified by August 30, 2014.
  • An awards reception will be held during Parents' and Family Weekend 2014.

Questions

Aptman Prizes

Carson Holloway

Middlesworth Awards

David Pavelich

Holsti Prize

Catherine Shreve