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Summer Research Program - Cancelled for 2021 due to COVID

The Tulane National Primate Research Center offers a nine-week Summer Research Program 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:

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, 2021

Program Date: May 28, 2021 - July 30, 2021 (9 weeks)

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

NOTE: If uncertainty around COVID-19 continues into 2021, we will reassess and inform applicants before the program start date of May 28th.


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



  • Completion of at least one year of undergraduate coursework in biology or biomedical related fields. Preference is given to students with some lab experience. 
  • Current undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing.
  • Motivation to participate in ongoing research projects at the TNPRC.
  • Own transportation and housing arrangements. Please note that TNPRC is located in Covington, Louisiana, approximately 45 miles north of New Orleans. Neither public transportation nor sidewalks/bicycle paths are available in the surrounding area.

Application Process

All documents should be in .pdf format and addressed to the "Program Coordinator"

1. The following documents are to be emailed directly to: summerprog_tnprc@tulane.edu

  • Official transcript(s) - Request the University/College to email directly.
  • Two letters of recommendation - from past or current employers, professors, or peers.

2. Upload the following documents to the online application

  • Cover letter, outlining career goals. Please include current email address and cell phone number.
  • Resume, including academic awards, significant accomplishments, and participation in organizations.

Questions? Email summerprog_tnprc@tulane.edu

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