Call for submissions: Paul LeClerc Competition for Best Research Papers

The Hunter College Libraries asks all faculty to please help us recognize exceptional work done by Hunter students by participating in the library’s annual Paul LeClerc Competition for Best Research Papers. 

Prizes will be awarded for student papers judged to be the best of 2015.  Instructors may nominate papers written for any course given in the winter, spring, summer, or fall semesters of 2015.  Only papers submitted by course instructors will be eligible for awards.  Please submit no more than three papers for any one course.  All departments and special programs in the college may participate. 

The goal of this competition is to stimulate the creative use of library resources, so winning papers should be thoroughly researched, well written, and properly documented.  The library will award gift certificates in the amounts of $200 for first prize and $100 for second prize in the categories of (1) 100-level undergraduate courses, (2) all other undergraduate courses, and (3) graduate-level courses.  Please note that master's theses or other works of comparable length are excluded. 

The deadline for the 23rd annual competition will be MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016.  Please submit papers via e-mail to: or hard copy to: 

John Carey

Health Professions Library,

BC2FL Brookdale Campus

Please include the course title and number, semester, and the student’s phone number, e-mail address, or other contact information.  We will present the awards at the annual Library Day celebration in April of 2016, at which time we will also formally recognize the instructors of the winning candidates for promoting the research and writing skills of Hunter students.  

Please feel free to contact John Carey with any questions.  Thanks for your participation!


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