College of Sciences Undergraduate Research Program (COSURP)
The College of Sciences Undergraduate Research Program (COSURP) serves to engage undergraduate students in the College of Sciences in cutting-edge research, providing funding for laboratory supplies and student wages. Applicants must be an undergraduate in the College of Sciences to apply and positions are available across all seven departments. Students can work up to 10 hours per week, earning $15 per hour. COSURP awards allow for up to 100 paid hours of scholarly work in the spring semester and another 100 hours in the fall. Departments may also offer course credit for independent research depending on the department requirements.
COSURP seeks to enrich the UNO undergraduate experience by:
- Increasing the interaction between undergraduate students and faculty/graduate students.
- Building lasting bonds through group educational opportunities and social activities.
- Providing insight into careers in the sciences.
This program is not intended for only our best students but also those students at risk of leaving UNO. We especially encourage freshmen and sophomores to apply and also women and minority students. Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com for more information.
The COSURP awards are part of the Tolmas Scholars. Students who receive awards are expected to present their research at InnovateUNO. More information, including eligibility requirements, list of faculty mentors, and how to apply, is available here.
Application deadline: The application period for COSURP 2024 opens on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 29, 2023.
Support the College of Sciences Undergraduate Research Program
The College of Sciences seeks funding to expand our undergraduate research program with a focus on engaging and supporting high potential, academically at-risk students in meaningful research in the early stages of their undergraduate careers at the University of New Orleans.
The expanded College of Sciences Undergraduate Research Program (COSURP) will focus on women and students of color. For more information or to support this initiative, please contact Steve Johnson, Dean, at 504- 280-6303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ochsner-UNO Collaborative Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE)
The Ochsner-UNO Collaborative Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) engages undergraduate students with hands-on experience working alongside physicians and PhDs at medical research labs at Ochsner. Interns conduct work over a six week period in the summer and receive a $2500 student research position. In addition to working on specific research projects, interns may have the opportunity to participate in professional development activities and receive one-on-one mentoring. It is expected that the research projects will result in an abstract publication.
Applicants must be rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors in Biological Sciences or the Pre-medical program at UNO. Graduating seniors and post-baccalaureates are not eligible. If selected, a background check, drug screening, and proof of health immunizations will be required. Those selected for a position must attend a mandatory pre-program meeting on May 15, 2023. For further details, see flyer and research project descriptions below.
Application deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
UMass Chan Medical School Summer Undergraduate Research Program
The UMass Chan Medical School Summer Undergraduate Research Program is an intensive and structured summer research experience. Therefore, students who are genuinely interested in research and are likely to pursue research later in their careers, irrespective of the terminal degree they pursue, are the best fit for the program. During the summer, students engage in an intensive 10-week research project supervised by a UMass Chan faculty member. The students attend a series of research lectures given by UMass Chan faculty and participate in several career development and networking sessions. Students additionally participate in a series of weekly small group sessions during which they are instructed in many of the intricacies of written and oral scientific communication. Senior postdoctoral fellows or junior faculty members lead these sessions. The end result of these sessions is the creation of a poster describing the student’s summer research, which is presented at a scientific session open to the entire UMass Chan community. Several past participants have subsequently presented their posters at national scientific meetings and won awards for their posters. We encourage applications from students with interest or experience in research as a long-term career goal.
Students selected into the program receive a $4000 stipend, travel to/from UMass Chan, housing, daily transportation to campus from the residential dorms, and other program costs (Total award of around $6500).
- UNO students must first submit an internal application to the College of Sciences. After our review of UNO applications, we will ask 2 - 4 students to apply directly to the UMass Chan program, and 2 UNO students will be accepted into the program after review by UMass Chan.
- Availability to attend the 2023 summer program from May 28 – August 4, 2023.
- Graduating seniors are not eligible (May 2023 graduates).
- Eligibility for the program is restricted to US citizens and permanent residents.
- Students cannot receive funds from any other federal source during the program.
- Proof of health insurance coverage and Covid vaccination plus booster is required prior to acceptance into the program.
Application deadline: Internal applications to the College of Sciences are due by Friday, February 24, 2023. Students selected to move onto the next application phase will be notified and will then need to complete the UMass Chan application no later than March 1, 2023.