Expand your options for research experience beyond the CU Boulder campus.  UROP is not your only opportunity for funding:

Amgen Scholars Program-The Amgen Scholars Program is a national program to increase research opportunities for students committed to pursuing careers in the sciences.

BSI Scholars in STEM Undergraduate Research is a funding and professional development program for current CU Boulder undergraduates. Eligible students conducting original research are paid to work in a laboratory on the CU Boulder or CU Denver Anschutz Medical Campus (summer only). Students also attend trainings to enhance the research experience, and summarize their findings through a scientific writing project and presentation at the end of the term.

Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute​ (CCTSI) Research Grant- CCTSI awards are available during the summer to CU Boulder undergraduates who are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences interested in gaining experience in a clinical, translational or basic research lab at the University of Colorado at Denver Anschutz Medical Center and its affiliates.

DEBUT: Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams - A competition for undergraduate students to foster the design and development of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic devices, and technologies to aid underserved populations and the disabled is being sponsored by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), part of the National Institutes of Health. The Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge is part of NIBIB’s efforts to build, strengthen, and prepare the future workforce of biomedical engineers.

Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program will provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in projects focused on helping DNDO meet its mission of “implementing domestic nuclear detection efforts for a managed and coordinated response to radiological and nuclear threats, as well as integration of federal nuclear forensics programs.” Internships will primarily focus on projects related to Advanced Technology Demonstration programs, or are otherwise in the areas of: Materials Research and Supporting Technology, Advanced Analytics, Nuclear Forensics, Program Management, Radiation Detection, and Shielded Special Nuclear Material (SNM) Detection.

Emory University Pediatric Bioengineering Program – A new summer training program for undergraduate students to conduct research in the field of pediatric bioengineering.

HERE: Higher Education Research Experiences - An internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory that provides research opportunities and associated activities for graduate students. Selected students engage in research or technical projects related to the Department of Energy’s ongoing research and development initiatives under the guidance of Laboratory staff scientists or engineers.

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship - MLEF is a 10-week summer program that gives students an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy. The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in STEM fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

NIST- Engage in research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder through PREP (Professional Research Experience Program). Applicable majors include most Engineering departments, Biochemistry, Chemistry and Physics. If interested, submit a current résumé to cindy.kotary@nist.gov.  Résumé files are updated yearly after August 1st. 

NOVARTIS Institutes for Biomedical Research - Provides research training opportunities at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research through a summer program in the U.S. as well as a post-baccalaureate program for students from historically underserved communities.

NESLS: Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis Programs - A cooperative research initiative geared toward students working in nuclear engineering and science. Through one- to three-year summer internships, NESLS offers students on-the-job educational and research opportunities at a multidisciplinary national laboratory.

Shenandoah National Park Trust Research Grant - To facilitate and encourage scientific research in Shenandoah National Park, applications are being accepted for the Shenandoah National Park Trust research fellowship program. Funded by the Shenandoah National Park Trust, the grant supports field research in the physical, biological, ecological, social, and cultural sciences. The funding will support projects conducted in the park and help answer questions important to park managers. The grants are managed by Shenandoah National Park and up to $15,000 per grant will be awarded.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Challenge Program - "Oak Ridge National Laboratory wants to pinpoint and capture some of the best new minds entering scientific and engineering fields today by using a unique competitive process, one that is attractive to students who want to be involved in grand challenge science and make a difference in the world....Participants in the ORNL Challenge program will have the opportunity to conduct research under many of the world’s leading scientists in the fields of clean energy, materials sciences, neutron sciences, nuclear sciences, national security, supercomputing, and computation."  Application deadline is January 15, 2016.

Undergraduate Pre-Health Program- UPP is a program for students interested in careers in the health care professions. One of the primary goals of UPP is to increase the number of historically underrepresented individuals with the health care professions for the purpose of reducing health disparities among underserved communities in Colorado.