BSI offers CU students the opportunity to get paid for conducting research.  Participation also includes professional development actitivities to enhance the undergradaute research experience.

    First-Time Applicants 

    BSI Scholars supports undergraduate students in gaining extensive STEM research experience. Undergraduates are paid an hourly wage and may earn up to the maximum amount of their award, $2,500.

    Eligibility

    • Undergraduates must be currently enrolled full time (12 credits) in a degree-seeking (Bachelor’s) program at CU Boulder when applying
    • ​Undergraduates pursuing a science (STEM) degree receive priority
    • Undergraduates cannot graduate before the end of the award term
    • Undergraduates are not expected to have prior research experience (unless applying for the CU Denver Anschutz Medical Campus) 
    • As a requirement of this award, students are expected to participate in professional development seminars and activities throughout the program. These trainings are designed to both inform and enrich the undergraduate research experience. Please refer to the BSI website for dates and times. In particular, students must attend the orientation (September 27) and all additional required trainings. Students who are not able to attend the orientation will not be able to participate as a BSI Scholar.  In addition, students will be required to give an oral presentation at the end of the award term, as well as complete a written assignment.

    Ready to Apply

    1. Please ensure you have the correct names and email addresses before you submit this form (submitting this form creats an application)
    2. You will receive an email from DocuSign with an access code to complete your application (do not delete this email)
    3. Do not submit this form more than once - each instance will create a new application that both you and your mentor will be repeatedly asked to sign
    4. If you do not receive an email from DocuSign with your access code, please check your spam or junk folder first, then contact our office for assistance
    5. Your acces code will allow you to access your application as many times as needed until you sign it
    6. You mentor cannot complete Section C until student has submitted Sections A & B

    Application is due by September 9 (student section A and B) and September 13 (mentor section C)

    Continuation Application

    BSI Scholars continuation funds are only available during the academic year. Your application must describe your proposed research project and the commitment of your mentor to the project. Students will be awarded a $2,500 stipend for the year.

    Eligibility

    • Undergraduates must be a previous BSI Scholar awardee
    • Undergraduates must be currently enrolled full time (12 credits) in a degree-seeking (Bachelor’s) program at CU Boulder when applying
    • Undergraduates pursuing a science (STEM) degree receive priority
    • Undergraduates cannot graduate before the end of the award term
    • As a requirement of this award, students are expected to participate in professional development seminars and activities throughout the program. These trainings are designed to both inform and enrich the undergraduate research experience. Please refer to the BSI website for dates and times.  Continuing BSI Scholars are required to develop a poster presentation for BSI’s annual research symposium in the spring.

    Ready to Apply

    • Please ensure you have the correct names and email addresses before you submit this form (submitting this form creats an application)
    • You will receive an email from DocuSign with an access code to complete your application (do not delete this email)
    • Do not submit this form more than once - each instance will create a new application that both you and your mentor will be repeatedly asked to sign
    • If you do not receive an email from DocuSign with your access code, please check your spam or junk folder first, then contact our office for assistance
    • Your acces code will allow you to access your application as many times as needed until you sign it
    • You mentor cannot sign your application until you sign

    Application is due by September 3

    Student Information:

    Mentor Information: