Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The University of New Orleans in conjunction with the University of Louisiana system is proud to announce its membership in the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) for the 2017/18 Academic Year.

The  Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is a national organization whose mission is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.

What is Undergraduate Research?

An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline.

Upcoming programs and deadlines (Note: some programs are external to CUR):


Supervised Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE): A Program for Women and Underrepresented Minorities in STEM Disciplines (LA Board of Regents): Deadline: November 17, 2017

Students accepted into the program will receive a stipend of $4,500, while the faculty mentor will receive $500 per student for costs associated with the research experience. Eligible Disciplines are those STEM fields that are relevant to the advanced manufacturing themes of the CIMM (Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials) project. Deadline for proposal submission: (November 17, 2017, 4:30 PM Central Time)


NCUR 2018 (CUR Event):  Deadline for Abstract Submission:  Dec 5, 2017   

32nd Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research; University of Central Oklahoma, April 4 - 7, 2018; Deadline for Abstract Submission:  Dec 5, 2017  


Brooke Owens Fellowship: Deadline to Apply: December 5, 2017

Paid internships and executive mentorship for exceptional undergraduate women in aerospace.  Work at the coolest companies, doing the most meaningful things. Connect directly with the leaders of today's industry. Build a network that will launch you to the career of your dreams. If you are a woman currently seeking the equivalent of an undergraduate degree - through a college, university, or community college – in any field, with the intention of pursuing a full-time career in the aviation or aerospace industry, you are eligible.


Louisiana Sea Grant College Program, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Deadline to submit applications: December 7, 2017

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is soliciting applications from interested undergraduate students and faculty mentors at all Louisiana universities and colleges.  Previously funded projects have dealt with topics such as coastal ecology, fisheries, aquaculture, environmental engineering, and genetics. 

 A maximum of eight projects will be funded for the March 2018 to December 2018 period; each faculty member will receive up to $3000 to cover student wages, supplies, and necessary travel. Both student wages and academic credit may be earned concurrently if the policies of your institution allow this practice. Full-time undergraduate students at all Louisiana colleges and universities are eligible. Deadline to submit applications: December 7, 2017


Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program: Deadline for Applications: January 12, 2018 at 5:00 PM ET

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission. Deadline for Applications: January 12, 2018 at 5:00 PM ET


2018 Computers and Writing Conference at George Mason University (May 24-27, 2018) Deadline for submissions: Friday, January 19, 2018

Conference host: George Mason University
Location: Fairfax, VA
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2018 Summer Research Opportunities in Lyon France: Deadline to Apply: January 26, 2018

Exciting research positions for undergraduates are available in catalysis and photocatalysis in Lyon, France.  Funded by a NSF (National Science Foundation) grant awarded to UNO's, Dr. Matthew Tarr. 


Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship: Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is pleased to announce the availability of the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship for undergraduate students majoring in disciplines related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, or technology, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA’s programs and mission.  This scholarships include support for two years of undergraduate study and summer internship opportunities at NOAA facilities across the country.

 Eligibility Requirements:

  • US Citizen
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Full-time second year student at an accredited four-year undergraduate program or third year student at a five-year undergraduate program
  • Majoring in NOAA mission disciplines, including but not limited to: atmospheric science, biology, cartography, chemistry, computer science, education, engineering, environmental science, geodesy, geography, marine science, mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physical science, photogrammetry, physics, etc.


LSU Discover Day: April 10, 2018; Deadline to submit applications: February 25, 2018

LSU Discover, an undergraduate research program at Louisiana State University, will host our 5th annual LSU Discover Day undergraduate research & creativity symposium on April 10, 2018.  Undergraduate students from any discipline are invited to apply to present their research, scholarly, or creative works.  There are no application costs and up to 5 visiting students will be offered $200 in travel reimbursements.  Discover Day is comprised of four events: poster session, juried art show, visual display, and oral presentations.