To apply for BSI Scholars, undergraduates will need a STEM research project and mentor already identified. Mentors must be faculty or research associates to oversee a project. Mentors can be from any department on the CU Boulder campus or the CU Denver Anschutz Medical Campus in a STEM field. A preference is given to biology-related projects. While BSI can assist you in finding a project/mentor, we do not match students with projects and mentors. 

Tips for finding a mentor (on the Boulder and Anschutz campuses)

  • Explore faculty profiles at CU Experts. You may search by faculty name or search by a topic that interests you.
  • Check out department websites and read faculty biographies. 
  • Many faculty have lab websites with additional information (detailed research interests, recent publications, personnel, etc.). In addition, some have specific instructions for undergraduates regarding research opportunities in their labs.
  • Attend departmental lectures or symposia given by CU faculty, graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. 
  • Explore profiles at CU Anschutz. You may search by faculty name or by topic, by selecting the research tab.
  • Write to faculty expressing your interest in getting involved with their research.  
  • For additional guidance for finding a mentor, you may want to attend one of our information sessions.