Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program (DURI)

Announcement to Faculty and Students about DURI: Fall 2018 

The Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship (DURI) program supports undergraduates to investigate problems in the key strategic areas of Global Security, Health, and Sustainability. Purdue University-West Lafayette faculty interested in organizing a Fall 2018 project should submit a project proposal using the online application. Each project should involve 2 or more distinct academic disciplines (represented by faculty from different departments) and at least 2 undergraduate students. No faculty cost-sharing will be required. The faculty submission deadline for Fall 2018 projects has been extended to July 30, 2018.

Students may submit applications for up to three projects from August 1 – August 20.  All eligible student applications will be forwarded to faculty project supervisors for review and final selection, which are due by Monday, August 27.  Each participating student will earn a $1000 fall fellowship, with DURI contributing the full amount.

Please note that the faculty deadline for Spring 2019 projects is anticipated to be November 26, 2018 (the Monday after Thanksgiving); student applications will be due December 8, 2018.

In the meantime, faculty with any questions about the program should contact Peter Bermel at Students with any questions about the program can contact LeAnne Williams at Thank you very much in advance for your interest!

This semester, Discovery Park has begun to extend and transform the DURI program, by identifying problems in the key strategic areas of Discovery Park (Global Security, Health, and Sustainability), requiring collaboration between 2 to 5 undergraduate students, faculty, and distinct academic disciplines. The program has small teams of undergraduate students and mentors work together on a consistent basis to produce research more impactful than individual students can achieve on their own, and to provide a basis for further collaboration among faculty in pursuing ambitious projects with potential to solve major challenges at a global scale.

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