Join us as an Undergraduate Student

Undergraduate Student Experience

Undergraduate research experience at CUChange starts through an Independent Study for one semester.

To Apply for Independent Study

  • Applications for Fall 2021 are now CLOSED. Please continue the following steps should you wish to apply for Spring 2022.

Step 1: Please visit the Psychology and Neuroscience department’s page on the Independent Study program for further information and eligibility.

Step 2: Complete the web form below to register your interest with CUChange.

Step 3: Attend a 15-minute telephone interview with the CUChange Lab Manager, Meg Gestos (via invitation).

Step 4: After a successful phone interview, you will be invited to attend a face-to-face (or zoom) meeting with a research project team leader.

Step 5: You will receive an outcome of your application. Should you be successful, you will then complete all necessary paperwork and online trainings prior to commencing your Independent Study semester.

Volunteering at CUChange
Please note that volunteering is only an option for CUBoulder undergraduate students who have already completed an Independent Study semester with us. Volunteering is typically not open to candidates outside of the University.

"Participating in research gives students first-hand experience of a potential career path..."  (Nature, July 2018).


Please enter your major or majors
Enter your undergraduate GPA
What research experience do you have? Select all that apply.
Which project(s) or study are you interested in contributing to?
Why are you interested in contributing to our research? What do you hope to gain from this experience?
Describe your coursework or other experience (professional, volunteer) that is relevant to the role you are interested in.
What is your general availability? Select all that apply.
List one personal reference (name and phone number- no email please) who can speak to your attributes such as professionalism, independence, reliability, and ability to work as part of a team. This person does not need to be research related, but should not be a member of your family or other close relation.
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