This award recognizes a student for a paper that demonstrates original research.

Award Amount: $300


  • minimum 3.0 GPA
  • application open to students majoring in the School of Social Sciences only
  • applicants must be a full-time continuing UCI Student
  • submissions can be course papers or research papers, including those sponsored by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
  • honors theses will not be accepted for this paper competition
  • only work completed since spring of the previous year is eligible
  • papers cannot be co-authored with other students or faculty

Online Application: CLICK HERE

Deadline: April 5, 2023

Past Recipients:


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