Give to the Office of Research

Support Research at UCCS With A Gift


Within the Office of Research, we stimulate thinking to fuel innovative discoveries across academic disciplines. We elevate collaborative, cross-disciplinary research initiatives on campus to enhance the knowledge of our students and faculty, but also to benefit our region, state and nation. 

The field of research spans undergraduate and graduate opportunities, and helps encourage critical and creative thought. A gift to our office means we can keep current projects funded, keep facilities up-to-date and expand the horizons of projects we embark upon.

Your gift can help change futures on our campus and beyond. 




Foster Research and Creative Excellence

Opportunities through our office

We aim to provide our community with the support to think, analyze, reimagine, discover, and create, to grow and establish impactful research opportunities. Our programs include:

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Research Academies
  • Center for Student Research
  • Mountain Lion Research Day
  • Faculty Seed Grants
Connections we help forge

Essential connections are made between student researchers and faculty mentors through the Center for Student Research (CSR). The programs are geared toward enhancing and building new knowledge and initiatives. Many involved with the CSR are exposed to people across campus through their research which helps develop valuable connections. These connections help to promote a collaborative and engaging environment ensuring creative thought is nourished and innovative projects blossom.

How you can support our efforts

UCCS fosters a community of research by offering research resources to students, faculty and staff. Resources include access to tools, templates, events, workshops and experts within a designated field. Additional resources are supported through contributions to the Office of Research from donors. Areas of support include the Undergraduate Research Academy, the Center of Student Research, helping provide student mentorship and many others. 

Jessi L. Smith
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
'I got my research start right here at UCCS as an undergraduate research assistant in psychology more than 20 years ago. It was in the research lab - working closely with graduate students and my faculty mentors at UCCS - that the possibilities of knowledge creation opened up to me. We are committed to keeping that wonderfully wide world of research open and inclusive for all forms of inquiry, discovery, and creation that offer solutions to questions we have not even asked yet."
We know that research experience is a high impact practice to educate and excite students. We also know that quality scholarship and creative works transform lives. At UCCS we are training the next generation of engaged citizens who are ready to use their research skills to solve our most pressing community, nation, and worldwide problems. We do a lot with a little at UCCS, so imagine the possibilities of how your support could catalyze a student’s opportunity to conduct research with our world-class faculty, travel to conferences to disseminate their findings, and lay the groundwork for the next major discovery. At UCCS, research fuels success!


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