The goal of this REU site is to provide first research opportunities for eight students per year, and prior research experience is not expected. Students who are currently in their freshman or sophomore year are especially encouraged to apply. Students will be selected based on their potential to become researchers, as well as how well the student’s interests match available projects. The target GPA for applicants who are currently freshmen is 3.5 on a 4-point scale, and 3.0 for current sophomores and juniors. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents, per NSF rules.
Applicants must submit an application form and have two recommendations submitted on their behalf, preferably from an instructor who knows the student well, such as a laboratory instructor (one graduate student instructor is OK). Students must also indicate which research projects they would be interested in working on. Applications submitted by February 15 will receive priority. However, applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.
Applications may be submitted electronically or may be mailed to:
Center for Undergraduate Research
Xavier University of Louisiana
1 Drexel Drive
New Orleans LA 70125
Phone: (504) 520-5252
Fax: (504) 520-7875
Applications will be reviewed by committee, and students will be contacted by e-mail regarding the status of their application.