LALS Best Paper Award

LALS Undergraduate Best Paper Award

2017-18 Submissions due on April 6, 2018
(for papers produced in Spring 2017, Fall 2017 or Winter 2018 quarters)

LALS Undergraduate Best Paper Award showcases outstanding work produced by LALS undergraduates.
Nominations by LALS instructors.

Eligibility:

Any junior or senior LALS major or combined major is eligible for the competition.
The submission must have been composed when the student was an undergraduate and enrolled in an LALS upper-division course (including 194 Senior Seminar) during Spring, Fall or Winter quarters preceding the nomination in April.

Paper Requirements:

  • Papers can be in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
  • Submissions should be at least 10 double-spaced pages, but no more than 25 double-spaced pages, in 12-point font, including bibliography, notes and images/figures.
  • The paper’s formatting (e.g., citations, bibliography, etc.) should be consistent.

Submissions process:

  • Papers should be submitted by instructors in PDF format by email to Alessandra Alvares (aalvares@ucsc.edu) by the deadline (usually the first Friday of Spring quarter).
  • Please write “LALS Best Paper Nomination” in the subject line of the email.
  • The email should include a brief description of the paper assignment from the syllabus.

Nominations and submissions will only be accepted from LALS instructors (students may not submit papers on their own).  Faculty do not need to write a separate letter in support.

The awardee will receive a $100 gift certificate from the UCSC Bay Tree Bookstore. The winner will be announced by the end of May and will be invited to be honored at the LALS End of Year Celebration at the end of Spring quarter.

The awardee will also be included in the LALS “Hall of Fame” in the department and featured on the LALS website.


See former LALS Best Paper Awardees