Honors Undergraduate Research Scholars


The purpose of the Honors Undergraduate Research Scholars (HURS) Program is to foster and support high-performing undergraduate students who demonstrate an aptitude for research.

Space is limited to 350 students of various majors and research interests

Collaborating with a faculty mentor, students accepted into the HURS program will be actively engaged in independent research, experience the investigative process, and expand core knowledge in a manner that will advance their academic careers, as well as their prospective career opportunities.

The Take-Aways

You Can Look Forward To...

1) Becoming an active member of a team working on a current research project.

— OR —

2) Developing and conducting your own research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor.

See: Faculty Mentoring

3) You will be invited to attend informal meetings and social events at which you will have ample opportunity to interact—in a relaxed setting—with your fellow HURS scholars, as well as graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty researchers.

Application Deadline:

Invitations are sent out to select incoming Freshman between mid-January and early-February.

To be considered for the incoming Fall semester, you must submit your application by:

11:59pm MST, April 1, 2019

Continuing CSU students, please contact:

Dr. Melissa Edwards

Program Requirements

Scholars must complete the following to remain in the HURS Program:

  • Attend a HURS Orientation (for incoming first-year students only).
  • Attend a one-time Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training and receive certification.
  • Research Etc. Workshops: 2 per semester for first year students; 1 per semester for second year students and beyond.
  • Must present/volunteer at the Celebrate Undergraduate Research & Creativity (CURC) Showcase every year