Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program (DURI)

Announcement to Faculty and Students about DURI: Spring 2019

Discovery Park is excited to announce that two Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship (DURI) program tracks will be offered  for Spring 2019. Each track will support undergraduate students while they investigate problems in various strategic areas.

Track 1: the traditional DURI program track will investigate problems in the strategic areas of global security, health and sustainability.

Track 2: the Purdue 150th Anniversary - Ethics, Technology and the Future of War and Security track will investigate the ethical, legal, and social implications of technology in the context of war and security. This track is supported by the Purdue Policy Research Institute.

The focus of these faculty project proposals should be on the specific thematic areas within their chosen Track. Each project should bring together researchers across a broad range of humanities and STEM disciplines, where they can work with policy makers, economists and business leaders to create solutions. This will involve at least two or more distinct academic disciplines (represented by faculty from different departments, and preferably different colleges) and at least two (but no more than five) undergraduate students. No faculty cost-sharing will be required.

Interested faculty can submit abstracts for individual projects via the Application link, using their Purdue Career account credentials to log onto the submission website. After logging in, please ensure your approrpriate role as "Faculty Researcher" or "Student" is selected on the left-hand side. The deadline for proposal submission will be December 7, 2018; decisions are currently being made on all projects submitted. Please indicate in your application which track you are applying for by including either "Track 1" or "Track 2" in the title and description.

Undergraduate students may then apply for up to three projects from November 26, 2018 to December 14, 2018. Faculty project supervisors will review all eligible student applications before making final selections. Each participating student will earn a $1,000 Spring semester fellowship from the DURI program.

Faculty should direct any questions about Track 1 to Peter Bermel at, Track 2 to Torsten Reimer at Students with questions about the program should contact LeAnne Williams at

Apply now!

Faculty: Please indicate in your application title and description which track you are applying for by including either, "Track 1" or "Track 2".