Apply for Research Sprints


Eligibility is limited to KU tenured or tenure-track faculty members (and faculty equivalents), adjunct faculty, and academic staff. Graduate students may participate on teams as long as the primary researcher is a faculty member or academic staff.

Application checklist

  1. Project Narrative: The project narrative should be no more than five pages, double spaced. It should address the following components: 
    1. Project Description: A clear and concise explanation of the overall proposed research project, including methods and sources being used, scope of activities for the week of the Sprint, outcomes, and significance to the faculty member’s overall field of study or teaching activities.
    2. Rationale: The rationale for partnering with KU Libraries on the proposed project, and the envisioned role of the KU Libraries team. 
    3. Impact: The impact of the project on the faculty member’s research and/or teaching agenda. If the proposal is part of a larger project, address the relationship of this component to the overall research project (not applicable to proposals for stand-alone projects). 
    4. Feasibility: An outline of activities for the week of the sprint

The rubric that will be used to evaluate proposals can be found under Selection Criteria.

           2. Anticipated Needs: Please include a brief list of anticipated resources and/or expertise needed to complete the project. This information will help shape the formation of the library team that we will create for your project.

Application deadline & important dates


Information Session Feb. 5, 11 am to 12 pm, Watson Library 455
Applications due March 8
Notification March 22
Two hour-long workshops March, April, May
Research Sprints May 20-24
Showcase May 24
Post-Sprints Interview Following fall semester

Research Sprints Information


Research Sprints committee
The University of Kansas Libraries

Committee Members

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