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Student Research Opportunities

New Opportunities for Student Research Experiences are listed by the month of the application deadline.

2021 Application Deadlines

October 2021

Divisions - Physics and Astronomy - Nadine Barlow Undergraduate Research Support Award

Deadline October 1st,  2021 (apply here)

In memory of CURPA Councilor Nadine Barlow, a limited number of Undergraduate Research Support Awards (URSA), with a maximum amount of $500 each, will be offered to help undergraduates (1) conduct faculty-mentored research, (2) present their research at national conferences, or (3) publish their research in peer-reviewed journals.

 

DOE’s Office of Science Is Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2022 Undergraduate Internships

The application deadline is October 6, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Spring 2022 term of two undergraduate internship programs offered by the DOE Office of Science:

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program and

The Community College Internships (CCI) program. The application deadline is October 6, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Through SULI and CCI, undergraduate students discover science and technology careers at the DOE National Laboratories and gain the experience needed to transition from intern to employment. Interns work directly with National Laboratory scientists and engineers, assisting them on research or technology projects that support the DOE mission. SULI is open to students attending 4-year institutions and community colleges, while CCI is exclusively for community college students. Both programs are stipend-based and are offered three times annually.

SULI and CCI are managed by the Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in the Office of Science. More information can be found at https://science.osti.gov/wdts.

 

2021 Application Deadlines

January 2022

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship [link to webpage / eligibility here]

Applicaiton Deadline is: Monday, January 31st 2022 (apply here)

NOAA's Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship recognizes outstanding students studying in NOAA mission fields. Scholars receive up to $9,500 per academic year to support their studies, as well as paid summer internship opportunities at NOAA facilities across the U.S.

 

Divisions - Physics and Astronomy - Nadine Barlow Undergraduate Research Support Award

Deadline February 1st,  2022 (apply here)

In memory of CURPA Councilor Nadine Barlow, a limited number of Undergraduate Research Support Awards (URSA), with a maximum amount of $500 each, will be offered to help undergraduates (1) conduct faculty-mentored research, (2) present their research at national conferences, or (3) publish their research in peer-reviewed journals.


Rolling Deadlines 

Pathwaytoscience.org

This program provides professional development resources for current and prospective undergraduate students -- research experiences for undergraduates (REU), scholarships, and travel and research opportunities.

  • Browse 600+ different Summer research experiences for undergraduates (REU) and paid internships

  • Portable college scholarships

  • Programs that encourage community college applicants

  • Post-Baccaluareate programs for recent graduates

  • Short term opportunities (travel scholarships, summer institutes, etc.)

 

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Recruiting will occur summer and fall 2021

When: November 4, 2021: Annual "Get Started Medical Pitch Competition"  

The Louisiana Center for Health Innovation at UL Lafayette has partnered with the Opportunity Machine - Lafayette’s Center for Entrepreneurs and Louisiana Economic Development to provide a new opportunity for students and faculty to get involved in the annual Get Started Medical Pitch Competition. 

The event is part of the annual Innovate South conference that welcomes entrepreneurs and innovative thinkers from all over the Gulf South to learn, grow and network with a full schedule of world-class speakers, workshops, and the medical startup competition.

We are looking for the best and brightest faculty and students to serve as subject matter experts, or potential interns for Opportunity Health, a new program that will help connect some of the University’s finest talent with high-growth startups. We are currently recruiting individuals in the following departments- 

Nursing/Allied Health

Computer Science/Informatics

Biology

Business/MBA candidates

Graphic Design

Communications

Kinesiology

Engineering 

However, students from all departments are welcome to apply.

This event is a great opportunity to - Explore entrepreneurship and startup development, share your experience or learn new skills, expand your resume, CV, portfolio, network with local and national healthcare professionals, discover potential scholarship and/or job opportunities 

The partnership is a win-win for faculty to participate as subject matter experts that may increase exposure, funding opportunities such as grants, research, and product commercialization. Your participation will be virtual, but if COVID restrictions allow, you may meet some of these high-growth startups at this year’s Innovate South conference.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Katherine Nebel, Development Director, Opportunity Machine 337-769-4085 or katherine@opportunitymachine.org.

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science [Sea Change Semester]

Bigelow Laboratory offers a transformative, 14-week experience that puts cutting-edge tools in your hands and empowers you to answer critical questions about the future of the ocean.

ROLLING ADMISSION FOR FALL 2021 SEMESTER CAPPED AT 12 STUDENTS – APPLY TODAY! Find infomation at seachange@bigelow.orgAnnouncement PDF

 

Opportunities for Current/Future Graduate Students
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP)

There are multiple applications and application deadlines (most in October): please see this link.

The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.

The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution. For more details please click here.

 

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel.For more details please click here.