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2019-2020 Submissions Now Open

Clifton Fowler Library's Exemplary Research Paper Award

Clifton Fowler Library’s exemplary research paper award (CFLERPA) recognizes a student’s outstanding research paper. The award includes a $100 scholarship of cash to the winner.


Any junior or senior student within the College of Undergraduate Studies is welcome to submit a research paper from the 2019-2020 academic year.


Dates will be announced Spring 2020.


  • Paper must be written in the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • Length of paper must be a minimum of 8 pages excluding title page, references, tables, bibliography, etc.
  • Any academic citation/writing style consistent and appropriate to the discipline is acceptable.
  • Students’ are required to submit an application including faculty information, faculty signature, and a one page research reflection essay.
  • Submissions will be scored based on the attached information literacy rubric.


Winner to be announced at Honors Chapel Spring 2020.

Directions for Award Submission

  1. Print the CFLERPA Application.
  2. Fill out the application including your signature and the signature of your faculty reference.
  3. The application, one-page reflective essay, and research paper should be emailed to Briana Martin at brmartin@ccu.edu in pdf form. Include in the subject line: CFLERPA and your full name. Any material not emailed in will be considered an incomplete submission.

Directions for One-Page Reflective Essay

This one page essay should evaluate your research process. Look to the CFLERPA rubric for paper guides.

Application and Rubric

The application will be uploaded March 10, 2020

CFLERPA Rubric for 2019-2020

For any additional questions contact Briana Martin

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