Guidelines for Support Letter
A letter of support for your project must be written by a U-M faculty member, instructor, or research supervisor who is familiar with your work.
After you submit your application, the person you’ve identified as your letter writer will receive a generated email from Submittable that includes a link to upload their letter.
Your letter of support should address the following (we recommend you share this list with your letter writer in advance):
- How students in your class, or in your discipline, learn how to conduct library research. To what extent did this student master those skills?
- If this project was for a class, the relevance of the project to the course learning goals
- Whether the sources used were appropriate for the scope of the argument and its method
- Whether the methods of research and argumentation were consistent with disciplinary standards
The awards committee must receive these letters of support in Submittable by the end of the winter term.