You are here

Student Research Opportunities

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

June 2021 Application Deadlines

Louisiana Space Grant and Sea Grant 

Deadline: Friday, June 18, 2021

Award period of preformance: 9-1-2021 to 5-31-2022; Award announcments = July 2021. 

The Louisiana Space & Sea grant Opportunities (LaSSO) for Undergraduate Research Program is directed at science and engineering students who are working on projects in research areas deemed a priority by both NASA and NOAA. This is a new project developed in collaboration between the Louisiana Space Grant and Louisiana Sea Grant programs. Likely areas of research focus would include earth science, coastal studies, remote sensing, and similar topics that are relevant to the NASA Earth Science and NOAA missions. It is up to the proposers to provide evidence that the proposed work is of interest to both Agencies. More information can be found here.

LaACES (Louisiana Aerospace Catalyst Experiences for Students)

The Louisiana Aerospace Catalyst Experiences for Students (LaACES) Program runs for a full academic year under the direction of the LaACES Management Team at LSU. During the first semester a series of lectures and hands-on activities help build student skills in basic electronics, sensor interfacing, real-time programming, mechanical development, and project management. The second semester is then devoted to applying these skills to the design, development, fabrication, and flight of a small (~500 gram) balloon payload.  Payloads from all student teams are then flown at the end of the academic year under the management of LaSPACE at the NASA Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Palestine, TX.  Independent balloon flights by institutions are not permitted under LaACES.  Proposed efforts that do not conform to this general model will not be funded.  Award funds can be requested up to $12,000; no strict cost-match is required, but some institutional investment will impact our evaluation. Multiple proposals per institution may be submitted, but no more than one proposal per campus will be funded. HBCU’s interested in support for this program should contact the LaSPACE Management team to discuss using our HIS award program to support a more robust version of this project on their campus.

LaACES Program Website Link:  https://laspace.lsu.edu/laaces

Proposal Submissions

• Submit all properly executed proposals via email as fully searchable pdf documents to laspace@lsu.edu by 11:59 pm on Friday, June 18, 2021.

• Important Dates:

Proposal Release Date: Friday, April 9, 2021

Proposal Due Date: Friday, June 18, 2021

Anticipated Award Announcements: late June / early July 2021

Award Period of Performance: 08/15/2021 – 08/14/2022

LaSPACE Senior Design Program

The Senior Design Project Support Program is meant to offer supplemental funding in support of high-level student-led research and design projects conducted under the auspices of a formal Senior Design or Capstone Course. Projects must show clear relevance to NASA’s mission and ongoing research at one or more of the NASA centers and be clearly aligned with research under the umbrella of one or more of the four mission directorates. This funding source is meant to supplement the cost of materials and supplies and/or travel for competitions related to such formally established senior design projects/courses. Award funds can be requested up to $4000; no strict cost-match is required, but some institutional investment will impact our evaluation.

Proposal Submissions

• Submit all properly executed proposals via email as fully searchable pdf documents to laspace@lsu.edu by 11:59 pm on Friday, June 18, 2021.

• Important Dates:

Proposal Release Date: Friday, April 9, 2021
Proposal Due Date: Friday, June 18, 2021
Anticipated Award Announcements: late June / early July 2021
Award Period of Performance: 08/15/2021 – 08/14/2022


Rolling Deadlines 

Opportunity Health

https://youtu.be/F9D6h6CZ_Q0

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

 

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.