Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program (DURI)

Now Accepting Project Proposals for Summer 2020

Purdue-West Lafayette faculty are now welcome to submit project proposals for the Summer 2020 term of Discovery Park’s Undergraduate Research Internship (DURI) program. DURI 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 the Summer 2020 term should focus on these thematic areas. Each project should involve two or more distinct academic disciplines (represented by faculty from different departments, and ideally colleges) and two undergraduate students.

Interested faculty can submit abstracts for individual projects at the DURI website, using their Purdue Career account credentials to log on. The faculty deadline for proposal submissions is February 21.

Faculty will be notified of their project selection by March 9. Undergraduate students may then apply for one eligible project from March 9 – March 25. Faculty project supervisors will review all eligible student applications before making final selections. The deadline for selecting students will be April 10. Student teams will be responsible for pursuing their research projects, culminating with a poster presentation and 1-page abstract/summary of their results. Assuming all requirements are met, each participating student will earn a $4,500 summer fellowship from the DURI program. This will consist of $1,500 in cost-sharing from the faculty project supervisor(s), as well as $3,000 in support from DURI.

Faculty should direct any questions about the program to Peter Bermel at Students with questions about the program should contact Kate Mitsch at