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The University of Colorado Boulder is a comprehensive research institution with
many resources to support the journey on your scholar's path whether you study literature,
compose music, observe ecosystems, design spacecraft, work in a lab, etc.
These resources represent just some of the opportunities to pursue your curiosity
and develop academic and professional skills in Boulder and beyond.
Use these resources to explore the diversity of research, scholarly and creative work conducted by CU Boulder's world-class faculty, identify other campus programs for support and funding, and see some of the many opportunities beyond Boulder.
Find a Faculty Mentor
All UROP projects require the supervision of a CU Boulder faculty member, or "faculty mentor." Consider the following pathways to identifying a mentor working in an area of interest to you.
CU Experts is a research and expertise discovery database that is searchable by department, research areas, international activities, etc.
Most departments/programs have a directory of faculty on their websites with information about each individual's research expertise and current activities.
CU Boulder's 11 research institutes account for more than half of all sponsored research dollars at the university. There are also nearly 90 research centers at CU Boulder in all fields of study.
Review recently-awarded UROP student grants to identify faculty with experience mentoring projects.
View faculty profiles of the UROP Symposium interest table hosts.
Talk to your professors, advisors and peers about research, scholarly and creative work of interest to you.
Connecting with Faculty
Find Campus Programs
Biological Sciences Initiative (BSI)
McNair Scholars Program
Discovery Learning Apprenticeship (DLA) Program
More About Campus Programs
Find External Opportunities
National Science Foundation (NSF)
American Mathematical Society (AMS)
The Explorers Club
More About External Opportunities
Use these resources to engage your academic and professional community and connect to campus resources.
The Research & Innovation Office (RIO) supports the research mission of CU Boulder and provides information and advice about all aspects of these activities.
CU Libraries Subject Specialists offer personal research consultations to help students refine and focus research topics, develop successful search strategies and identify appropriate sources for academic research projects and assignments.
Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS) offers a range of services, including consultations and workshops about big data and digital scholarship.
The Engineering Leadership Program (ELP) Research Hub was created by CU Boulder undergraduates to help peers get started on research, scholarly and creative work.
Career Services provides information about internships and helps students with resumes and cover letters.
The Student Academic Success Center (SASC) supports low income and first-generation students with a wide range of services.
Pregraduate Research Pathways (PRP) helps students connect with peers, grad students, researchers, and career personnel to understand their options after graduation.
Web Guide to Research for Undergraduates is an interactive web-based tool intended to help students navigate the hurdles of an undergraduate research experience.
Pathways to Science provides a listing of programs and professional development resources for current and prospective undergraduate students: research experiences for undergraduates (REU), scholarships, and travel and research opportunities.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison offers resources for mentors and mentees focused on cultivating effective mentoring relationships, including information on mentoring best practices and the 4 stages of a mentoring relationship.
MentorNet connects STEM students & professionals and engages them in effective online mentoring partnerships.
Adviser, Teacher, Role Model, Friend
Mentoring Undergrad. Research Handbook
Use these resources to expand your understanding of the research, scholarly and creative conversations taking place in your major and develop new skills.
Inform Your Thinking
The following video series (based on the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education) expands students' understanding of information and its role in academic research, scholarly and creative work.
Gain New Skills with LinkedIn
LinkedIn Learning is an online library of high-quality video tutorials, created by industry professionals teaching a wide variety of professional skills and software tools. The full range of these tutorials are available to current faculty, students and staff.