Summer 2023: Now Accepting Student Applications

The Discovery Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research Internship has posted new research projects for the summer 2023 session. Undergraduates can see the current list of DUIRI projects and apply for the summer session at the DUIRI website

The student application deadline is March 23. Faculty project supervisors will review all eligible student applications before making final selections. Students will be notified of their acceptance after that date -- ideally, by April 6.

During the summer, 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 $5,000 summer term fellowship from the DUIRI program.

New this year, six of the projects are co-funded by Purdue’s Institute for a Sustainable Future (ISF).  These interdisciplinary projects promote collaborative sustainability research in areas including water challenges, environmental stressors, climate science, environmental justice, renewable energy and sustainable communities. Student researchers for these ISF projects will have additional engagement with the Institute during and beyond the summer internship.   

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