The Lowell Aptman Prizes (formerly known as the Durden Prize) recognizes undergraduates’ excellence in research, including their analysis, evaluation and synthesis of sources, and encourages students to make use of the general library collections and services at Duke University.
The Aptman Prizes will be awarded annually in three categories:
Any student who uses library resources to complete a paper and project as part of his or her undergraduate coursework at Duke may be considered for an Aptman Prize. Each prize carries a $1000 cash award.
Papers shall be judged based on students’ effective use of library resources and research procedures, as evidenced by the following:
Please see the Application Guidelines for more information about how to submit your research for consideration.
Please see the Research Essay Guidelines for more information about developing your essay for this prize.
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