What are The Undergraduate Awards?
UA is a prestigious and international academic awards programme, which is wholly pan-discipline. It aims to celebrate and support the world’s brightest and most innovative undergraduate students by recognising their best coursework and projects. The programme has been under the patronage of President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, since February 2012.
What We Do
The Undergraduate Awards are open to all penultimate and final year students on a degree course, and those who were enrolled last year. Two academic awards programmes are operated by UA – one that is open to all third-level institutes on the island of Ireland; and the other that is open to the top universities in the world. Students are chosen for their innovative approach to their subject area – creating world-class research to tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges. Each participant can submit up to three pieces of research or project work. All winners are published in the Undergraduate Journal, which is circulated internationally. Winners are also brought to Dublin, Ireland for a three-day summit where they will have the opportunity to mix with a truly international group of similarly minded, high-potential scholars.
Why Should I Submit?
Participants submit their coursework, which they have previously submitted to their college for grading, so the work is already done – you just need to fill in our form and upload the essay or project for consideration. So, you’ve already done the work – now get the recognition! Winners are rewarded with having their work publicised in an international academic journal, as well as coming to Dublin, Ireland to receive their medal and partake in the UA Summit.
How Do I Submit?
It’s so easy. You can read our easy-to-follow guide here to submit your coursework. If you are not yet ready to submit an actual essay, but would like to reserve one of our limited places, then you can register here. The deadline for registration is June 14th 2013.