Research Sprints

Research Sprints: One Week, One Project

Research Sprints offers all faculty and unclassified staff the chance to work intensively with a team of librarians for one week on a research or instruction project. 

In the spirit of advancing greater access to research and education, the 2019 Sprints will focus on Open Access and will award a $1,000 stipend to recipients. 

KU Libraries is committed to open education, open research, and equitable access to information. By incorporating open pedagogy into courses and making research more freely available, Research Sprint recipients will contribute to the growing Open Access community and its commitment to social justice initiatives.  


Email with any questions or to register for the information session on Feb. 5. 

Call for Proposals Nov. 28 to March 8
Information Session

Feb. 5, 11am-12 pm, Watson Library 455

Applications due March 8
Notifications March 22
Two hour-long workshops

April or May (TBD)

 Research Sprints May 20-24
 Showcase May 24
 Post-Sprints Interview Following semester


Research Sprints Information


Research Sprints committee
The University of Kansas Libraries

Committee Members

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