The Colorado Advantage Program introduces students to the outstanding science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) doctoral programs at CU Boulder. The program invites prospective applicants to CU Boulder during a weekend in the fall to learn about STEM doctoral opportunities, meet with faculty, tour research facilities and interact with current graduate students. Applicants for the program must be currently applying for admission into a STEM PhD program.

The goal of the program is to recruit a diverse pool of candidates into CU Boulder’s STEM doctoral programs. All students whose participation would add to the diversity of CU Boulder’s research community are invited to apply.  We especially encourage applications from individuals who come from populations that are underrepresented in STEM graduate education*, including but not limited to racial and ethnic minorities, individuals who are first-generation college students from low-income backgrounds, and students with disabilities.

*Groups severely underrepresented in STEM graduate education, as defined by the National Science Foundation, include African Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives that hold tribal membership, and Pacific Islanders (native peoples of Hawaii, Guam and Samoa).

For detailed information, including an FAQ page and the application link, please visit:

Program Dates: October 19–20, 2023 Arrival in Boulder evening of Oct 18.

Priority Deadline for Applications: Monday, September 18, 4pm MST.
We will continue to accept apps after this date until the program is full.