Interested in additional ways to support your research and creative activities? Start here to connect with other programs on the CU Denver | Anschutz campuses and beyond.
The MARC U-STAR scholarship
program provides support to undergraduate students underrepresented in the behavioral or biomedical sciences who are interested in pursuing graduate training at the Ph.D. level. The MARC U-STAR award provides support to students for a consecutive 24-month period during there final 2 years at CU Denver, including financial support, funded research opportunities, and individualized mentorship and guidance.
Additionally, The U-RISE program provides Freshmen and Sophomores with opportunities and scholarships to learn more about behavioral and biomedical research.
McNair Scholars is a federally-funded program that supports and encourages first-generation and underrepresented students in their pursuit of post-graduate doctoral degrees. McNair Scholars are provided with research opportunities, faculty mentoring, seminars, and community support to foster their intellectual, personal, and professional growth.
At CU Denver, the program serves 25 academically-skilled juniors and seniors each year who have strong ambitions to complete their PhD.
The Summer Research Training Programs (SRTP) at CU Anschutz is an initiative by the Neuroscience Graduate and Medical Scientist Training Programs and their respective outreach groups aimed at creating opportunities for undergraduate students who have been historically underrepresented in science.
The primary goal for these programs is to provide paid, full-time summer research internships in labs at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Awardees are provided resources and mentorship to help them build a foundation for a future in academia and STEMM careers.
The Developing Scholars Program brings undergraduate students to
the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus for a rewarding 8-week research internship in the Cell Biology, Stem Cells, and Development Program (CSD). Each
scholar works under the direct mentorship of a CSD graduate student on a cutting-edge research project
while receiving hands-on training in
fundamental techniques in cell and molecular biology.
Scholars are recruited from regional undergraduate institutions (CU Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and CU Colorado Springs). Students who are traditionally excluded or underserved in academic research based on race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression are highly encouraged to apply.
The BRAiN program is designed for the budding undergraduate scientist who is from an underrepresented population and who is interested in pursuing a graduate degree (PhD) in neuroscience. BRAiN students engage in summer and academic-year research experiences at CU Anschutz and receive hands-on training in neuroscience techniques and topics.
Are you a student from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences that has been accepted to present your research at a conference? The CLAS Office of Research and Creative Activities wants to help you get there. CLAS students at all levels (undergraduate or graduate) are eligible to apply.
List of opportunities by the Office of Inclusion and Outreach which include the Undergraduate Pre-Health Program (UPP) and Colorado-Wyoming Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (CO-WY AMP).