Application Instructions

Applications for Summer 2024 now closed.

Review program overview, eligibility, and expectations HERE

Download the application HERE

A complete application, all six parts, must be received by April 1st.

  1.  Application form – to be prepared by the student and faculty mentor
  2. Student should complete a URA Demographics form HERE
  3. Personal statement – to be prepared by the student
    • Format: The personal statement should be a maximum of 2 pages, double-spaced, and 12-point font.
    • The personal statement should explain:
      • Who you are and your path to UCCS
      • Why you want to work on this research project
      • How you expect this experience to impact your education and career goals
  4. Research proposal - to be prepared by the faculty mentor
    • Format: The proposal should be a maximum of 4 pages (not including references), double-spaced, and 12- point font.
    • Content:
      • Project description: describe the proposed research so that someone outside your discipline understands the study’s purpose, plan, and potential implications.
      • Role of research assistant & mentorship plan
      • Budget & budget justification
      • References
  5. Professional letter of recommendation for student applicant from someone other than the faculty mentor
  6. Student’s unofficial transcript

Application submission:

The application, student’s personal statement, research proposal, and unofficial transcript should be submitted electronically as a single document in PDF format to Please name the document URA_2024_studentlastname.pdf.

The recommendation letter should be emailed by the person making the reference to by the application deadline April 1, 2024.