A complete application, all five parts, must be received by 11:59 PM on March 13th, 2020.


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.


   a. 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.


a. 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

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_2020_studentlastname.pdf.

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