Application Guidelines

Applications are now closed for 2021. Check back in December for when the next application cycle will begin!

A complete application, all five parts, must be received by TBD.

  1.  Application form – to be prepared by the student

  2. Personal statement – to be prepared by the student

      Format: The proposal should be a maximum of 2 pages, double-spaced, and 12-point font.

      Please 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

     3. 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.


  • 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

     4. Professional letter of recommendation for student applicant from someone other than the faculty mentor

     5. Student’s unofficial transcript

Application submission:

1. 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_2022_studentlastname.pdf.

2. The recommendation letter should be emailed by the reference to by the application deadline.