Spring 2024: Now Accepting Student Applications

Discovery Park District has posted new research projects for the Discovery Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research Internship’s Spring 2024 session. The program will provide opportunities for undergraduate students to work with researchers on cutting-edge research on challenges in the areas of global security, health, and sustainability. In these projects, solutions will be researched by combining faculty and students with two or more distinct disciplinary strengths.

Undergraduates can apply for up to two projects. Students must be undergraduates enrolled at the West Lafayette campus, having already completed one semester of studies at Purdue, with an established GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The student application deadline is November 3. Faculty project supervisors will review all eligible student applications before making final selections. Students will be notified of their acceptance after that date. Students can only pursue one project per semester.

During the Spring, 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 $1,000 spring term fellowship from the DUIRI program.

This spring, several projects will be co-funded by Purdue’s Institute for a Sustainable Future (ISF), and Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE). These projects state "ISF" and "RCHE" in the project title. Students selected for roles with these projects will benefit from additional opportunities to connect with ISF and RCHE.

For more information, email kmmitsch@purdue.edu.