Published: April 27, 2021

The CU Denver Interdisciplinary Studies Council invites all students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences to submit a research paper that draws upon scholarly insights and/or research methods from multiple academic fields.

In addition, papers that apply disciplinary knowledge to a topic or issue not traditionally associated with that discipline are likewise encouraged. 

Undergraduate and graduate student winners will each receive $500 and finalists will receive $250.

Students may choose to submit a paper they have written (or are currently writing) for any course during the current academic year. Selected essays will also be considered for publication on the College’s Interdisciplinary Studies webpage. 

  • Minimum page length for undergraduates is 8 pages, and for graduate students the minimum is 12 pages.
  • Please indicate at the top of your paper whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student. 

The submission deadline is Friday, May 14th. Please email your essay submission to john.tinnell@ucdenver.edu.

Faculty may also submit a student’s paper on their behalf, with the student’s permission.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Dr. John Tinnell at john.tinnell@ucdenver.edu