Bakerman Student Research Award

To be eligible, applicants must answer all required questions and submit all required documentation in the Branch by Friday February 2, 2024 at 2PM.

Applicants will be responsible for providing a copy of the assignment requirements, submitting a 500-750 word essay on the research/writing process and uploading a copy of the final, course-submitted version of the research paper (with bibliography). They must also request a nomination from the professor who taught the course for which the paper was written.

Additional information on this award can be found on Cunningham Memorial Library’s web page:

Faculty nominators will submit a letter of nomination and complete the reference questionnaire.
NOTE: All papers submitted must have been written during calendar year 2023.

$1,500 graduate and $1,000 undergraduate; $250 to each nominating faculty member
Supplemental Questions
  1. Bakerman Applicant Information
    • From which course was your paper generated (Title and Course Number)? Who was your professor?
    • I agree that this paper will become property of the ISU Library, may be publicly displayed or included in the digital repository (Sycamore Scholars), and may be cataloged and added to the Library's collection.
    • Please provide brief biographical information.
    • Please provide your nominating professor's name, department, e-mail address, and office phone number
    • What is the title of your paper?
    • What is your expected date of graduation?
    • What is your hometown?
  2. About the Paper
    • Please attach a 500-750 word essay describing your research strategies and application of library tools and resources in completion of your project.
    • Please attach a copy of the final, course-submitted version of the research paper (with bibliography). Paper must be from calendar year 2023.
    • Please provide a copy of the assignment requirements as assigned by your professor.
  3. Please provide the name and e-mail address of the professor for which this paper was written.