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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 2022 is now open. The deadline to apply is September 24, 2021.
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 email@example.com.
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 stipend. In addition to working on specific research projects, interns attend medical student lectures and grand rounds, 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. Those selected for an internship are required to undertake a urine drug test at Ochsner and must attend a mandatory orientation on May 5, 2020. For further details, see flyer and research project descriptions below.
Application deadline: The application period for CURE 2020 is now closed
Eurofins Scientific and University of New Orleans Internship/Scholarship Program
Eurofins is looking for science interns to join our teams at Central Analytics Lab and GeneScan Lab located in the UNO Research and Technology Park, within walking distance of campus. This is an exciting learning opportunity for young scientists and we look forward to working with the interns hired as they grow their skills in our lab. These are paid internships. Work will be conducted beginning in the summer through the end of the school year. Interns selected for the program will also receive a $1500 tuition scholarship.
- Applicants should be juniors or seniors in various science programs with preference given to students in Analytical Chemistry, Computer Science, or Molecular Biology. Laboratory experience is preferable.
- Applicants must be full time students (12 credit hours).
- The paid internship extends from the summer of 2020 to the spring of 2021.
Application deadline: The application period for Eurofins 2020 is now closed.
University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) Summer Undergraduate Research Program
The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) 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 UMMS faculty member. The students attend a series of research lectures given by UMMS 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 UMMS 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 UMMS, 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 UMMS program, and 2 UNO students will be accepted into the program after review by UMMS.
- Availability to attend the 2020 summer program from May 24 – July 31, 2020.
- Graduating seniors are not eligible (May 2020 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 is required prior to acceptance into the program.
Application deadline: The application period for UNO-UMMS 2020 is now closed.