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Thesis Guide

Resources for students writing a thesis or working on a senior project

Get Recognition!

You've worked hard! There may be awards you might win (some come with prize money).  See the options below.

Awards for Vermont Topics

The Center for Research on Vermont (located at UVM) sponsors two undergraduate awards:

Andrew E. Nuquist Award for Outstanding Student Research on a Vermont Topic
For In-depth studies, i.e. honors project, senior thesis, or year-long independent study.

George B. Bryan Award for Excellence in Vermont Research
For one semester, term-paper length Vermont research projects.

For details on these 2 awards, including submission guidelines and abstracts of past award-winning and finalist papers, see the Center's Student Awards for Vermont Research webpage. Note that Middlebury student papers have frequently won these prizes.

Awards for Using Data

Statistical surveys, public opinion polls, etc

ICPSR Undergraduate Research Paper Competition
See past award winners for examples of excellent papers (you can read these online).

Awards for Other Topics

See individual academic department homepages for details on prizes offered by them.