Fall 2020: Now Accepting Proposals

Proposals now are being accepted from faculty on the West Lafayette campus for Discovery Park’s Undergraduate Research Internship (DURI) program, which supports faculty-led teams of undergraduates to investigate problems in the strategic areas of global security, global health and global sustainability.

Faculty project proposals for fall 2020 should focus on these thematic areas. Each project should involve two or more distinct academic disciplines (represented by faculty from different departments) and undergraduate students. No faculty cost-sharing will be required. Be aware that project research may need to be done remotely for fall. Program organizers will monitor the evolving circumstances surrounding the pandemic and make a decision closer to the time in accordance with Purdue guidance on COVID-19.

Interested faculty can submit abstracts for individual projects at the DURI website, using their Purdue career account credentials to log on. The deadline for proposal submissions is June 26.

Undergraduate students may then apply for one project from July 10 to Aug. 10. Faculty project supervisors will review all eligible student applications before making final selections. The deadline for selecting students will be Aug. 24. During the fall, student teams will be responsible for pursuing their research projects, culminating with a poster presentation and one-page abstract/summary of their results. Assuming all requirements are met, each participating student will earn a $1,000 fall semester fellowship from the DURI program.

Faculty should direct any questions about the program to durifaculty@purdue.edu. Students with questions about the program should contact duristudent@purdue.edu

 

Summer 2020 Projects Online

In accordance with current University guidance on COVID-19, DURI summer 2020 projects will be completed remotely. 

Faculty project supervisors are currently reviewing all eligible student applications before making final selections. We will notify students of their acceptance as soon as possible.

During the summer, students will be responsible for pursuing their research projects, culminating with a poster and one-page abstract/summary of their results. Assuming all requirements are met, each participating student will earn a $4,500 summer term fellowship from the DURI program.

Students with questions may email duristudent@purdue.edu.

Faculty with questions may email durifaculty@purdue.edu.