Spring 2021: Now Accepting Project Proposals 

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

Faculty project proposals for the spring 2021 semester 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 one or more undergraduate students. No faculty cost-sharing will be required.

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 October 16. Funded projects will be selected by October 23.

Undergraduate students may then apply for one project from October 30 – November 13. Faculty project supervisors will review eligible student applications before making final selections. The deadline for selecting students will be November 24. Student teams will be responsible for pursuing their research projects, culminating with a poster presentation and 1-page abstract/summary of their results, as well as participation in the spring undergraduate research conference hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research. Assuming all requirements are met, each participating student will earn a $1,000 spring semester fellowship from the DURI program.

Faculty should direct any questions about the program to Peter Bermel at durifaculty@purdue.edu. Students with questions about the program should contact Kate Mitsch at duristudent@purdue.edu.