Melissa Stammer Peterson works to develop an Open Educational Resource (OER) with her Research Sprints team.

Research Sprints: One week, one project

Research Sprints offers faculty and academic staff the opportunity to partner with a team of expert librarians on a specific project or component of a broader project.

What are Research Sprints?

2021 Research Sprints

This year, University of Kansas Libraries hosted its first virtual Research Sprints. In conjunction with Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s presentation to the KU Community, the Research Sprints committee welcomed Research Sprints applications that expand upon Fitzpatrick’s vision of Generous Thinking.

The 2021 Research Sprints supported projects from Ignacio Carvajal, assistant professor of Spanish & Portuguese; Emily Tummons, lecturer for the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies; and Aimee Wilson, assistant professor of the Humanities Program. 

Fitzpatrick's full presentation is available online. Fitzpatrick asks academics to listen to their greater communities and build constructive, critical, and collaborative relationships with the public in demonstration of higher education as a common public good.

Research Sprints offers faculty and academic staff the opportunity to collaborate with a team of expert librarians for one week on a research or instruction project that incorporates Fitzpatrick’s ideas. Recipients are awarded a $1,000 stipend. The 2021 Research Sprints were held virtually May 17-21, 2021.

Research Sprints Information


Research Sprints committee
The University of Kansas Libraries

Committee Members