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Summer Research Program


The Tulane National Primate Research Center offers a nine-week Summer Research Program from June through early August to a limited number of undergraduate students interested in biomedical research. The program introduces students to the principles and practice of scientific research.

Successful Program candidates are paired with a TNPRC faculty mentor and will be expected to complete a short research project and present the research findings to the Center's faculty and staff. Students assigned to laboratory-based projects do not have contact with nonhuman primates.

Program openings are available in the following divisions of the TNPRC:

  • Comparative Pathology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Veterinary Medicine's Environmental Enrichment Unit

Applicants may state division preference, but will not be able to pre-select. The program's selection committee assigns students to mentors.


Application Deadline: February 1, 2019

Program Date: May 31, 2019 - August 2, 2019 (9 weeks)

Attendance is required for the 9 week duration, only apply if you can make this commitment.


Successful candidates will receive $10.67 per hour (based on 37.5 hour work week) for duration of the Program

Application Requirements

  • Completion of at least one year of undergraduate coursework in biology or biomedical related fields
  • Current undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing
  • Motivation to participate in ongoing research projects at the TNPRC
  • Own transportation and housing arrangements (There is neither public transportation nor are there sidewalks/bicycle paths in the surrounding area)

Application Process

1. Upload the following documents to the online application:

  • Cover Letter, outlining career goals, addressed to The Program Coordinator (Include current email address and cell phone number in pdf format)
  • Resume, including academic awards, significant accomplishments and participation in organizations

2. The following documents are to be emailed directly to:

  • Official transcript(s) - Request the University/College to email directly.
  • Two letters of recommendation - in PDF format from faculty and/or peers at current/previous institution/workplace addressed to the program coordinator.