College of Sciences Undergraduate Research Program (COSURP)

UNO College of Sciences

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 10 hours per week, earning $10 per hour.  Departments may also offer course credit for independent research depending on the department requirements.

COSURP seek 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 for more information.

Applications for participation in the Spring 2016 program

Application deadline: Submit application via Google Forms by October 28, 2015.

List of faculty mentors and research interest

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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