The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is excited about the CU Boulder History Project (CHP) and the potential of engaging students in the telling of our institution’s story.  We invite students to submit student grant proposals and encourage faculty to submit team grant proposals related to the history of our campus.


Since 2021, the CHP has worked to provide a more complete and accurate telling of the institution’s history by drawing out new and diverse stories that deepen our understanding of our community’s strengths and flaws. The unearthing of this history in public and institutional archives is an interdisciplinary collaboration with students, alums, faculty, and staff. 

Call for Proposals

UROP encourages faculty to apply for Team Grants (up to $3,000) to support the participation of undergraduates in projects that advance the goals of the CHP. We seek proposals that address critical aspects of the work and engage students in meaningful ways.  Proposals that create opportunities for underrepresented students will receive priority in the award process.

Team Grants

Team Grants are intended to create compelling opportunities for students to step into exciting projects, develop skills, make connections and inspire inquiry. Faculty have the option to include their project as an "open opportunity" on the UROP website but may opt-out of promotion. Applicants are not required to select students before applying, so we ask you to

  • Outline accessible projects
  • Highlight intended learning outcomes
  • Provide a statement to promote the opportunity


Themes Outcomes
  • Marginalized groups
  • Military veterans
  • Activism and reform
  • Buildings and monuments
  • Campus leadership


  • Archival and oral histories
  • Institutional publications and marketing
  • Teaching materials and modules
  • Visual and performance art
  • Campus signage and displays









Tenured/tenure-track, research faculty and contract instructors at CU Boulder are eligible to apply for Team Grants. Graduate students or post-docs may serve in a supervisory role, but the faculty mentor must provide some direct mentoring.  Participating students must be degree-seeking undergraduates at CU Boulder.


Apply by Feb. 16, 2024 for funding in Summer 2024 and/or Academic Year 2024-25.

Learn more and apply!