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.

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

CSU President Tony Frank with two HURS Scholars in front of their CURC Showcase poster presentation
HURS Scholars are required to participate in the annual CURC Showcase held every April

Application Deadline:
— 11:59pm MST, April 1, 2018

Please explore the sidebar links for more information about HURS and how to apply.