Research Scholars Program

The Undergraduate Research & Creative Scholarship Program is proud to introduce the Research Scholars Program that aims to increase the number of paid research / creative scholarship opportunities for students while building a research community and providing co-curricular support through attending any two of our 1-hour workshops.

Workshops are designed to:

  • Build community
  • Explore expectations for working in a research group
  • Promote self-efficacy
  • Develop research comprehension and communication skills
  • Explore the ethical implications of documenting research
  • Develop a plan to guide career and professional development

Program Requirements

  • On average, students should plan to commit a minimum of 4 research hours a week but not to exceed 15 hours a week ($17/hour) or 225 hours a semester
  • Each month, students will be required to submit a report on their progress
  • Students are required to attend at least 2 (per semester) of the 1-hour workshops presented by the Undergraduate Research & Creative Scholarship Program.
  • Students are required to present at MSU Denver’s Undergraduate Research Conference in April 2024


If you are an undergraduate student taking at least 6 credits and working on a research project with a faculty mentor. please contact [email protected]. We will be accepting 50 students and hope to have the students representing a diversity of majors and backgrounds, but priority will be given in order of expressed interest. If you have any questions, please email [email protected] on how to apply. Application deadline is August 11th..