There are several ways to get paid to do undergraduate research.
The Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund (DURF) accepts applications 2 times per year to support student research and conference travel. Up to $1000 can be requested for the lab to purchase research reagents and to replace student income from lost work.
The NYU Wasserman center provides an opportunity every semester for current NYU undergraduates working in an unpaid internship position to apply for a Wasserman Internship Grant.
If your professor has a research grant from the National Institutes of Health, you may apply for grants to promote diversity in health research. The deadline is typically early March. Contact your professor early February as you will need to prepare a NIH biosketch and register. Contact Prof. Sevinc Ercan if you have further questions.
If you are an NYU graduate student looking to mentor an undergraduate from underrepresented groups in STEM see the diversity undergraduate research incubator.
If you are a CAS student with a GPA of at least 3.0 you can apply for a Rudin scholarship.
For NYU students looking to gain research experience elsewhere, the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program supports students to perform research across the US. Many universities also fund their own research programs listed at Pathways to Science.
If you are a senior and belong to a group underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce, you can apply for a grant to do full time research in an NIGMS funded laboratory. You need to identify an NIGMS funded lab and contact the PI (faculty leading the lab) and coordinate as they will apply on your behalf.
And finally, some laboratories hire undergraduates for hourly technical work. You can discuss this possibility with your professor and be employed through the Wasserman Center.