The Colorado Diversity Initiatives works collaboratively with departments to recruit and retain underrepresented STEM PhD students. In addition, we offer a variety of ways for faculty to interact with, mentor and support STEM students. 


  • SMART allows faculty to host high achieving undergraduate interns through a competitive 10-week summer research internship program.
  • The Colorado Advantage fall preview weekend brings prospective STEM PhD students to campus to meet faculty and tour research facilities.
  • The Diversity Fellowship program offers small fellowships to admitted underserved STEM PhD students as an additional incentive to matriculate at CU Boulder; fellowships are awarded via departmental nominations.

Grant proposal assistance

The CDI offers text and data to support the broader impact statements of federal grant proposals. We can provide:
Institutional and/or national data to both meet proposal requirements and strengthen the broader of impacts of your research plan. Note that data requests are not limited to STEM PhD data.
Information on how you can collaborate with CDI programs to strengthen your broader impacts
Text to support your broader impact statements

Contact: Barbara Kraus

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