Fall 2024: Now Accepting Student Applications

Discovery Park District has posted new research projects for the Discovery Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research Internship’s Fall 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 see the current list of DUIRI projects and apply for up to three projects at the DUIRI website. Students must be undergraduates enrolled at the West Lafayette campus, having already completed one semester of studies at Purdue at the time of application, with an established Purdue GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The student application deadline is July 12. 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 Fall, 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 fellowship from the DUIRI program.

Several projects will be co-funded by Purdue’s Institute for a Sustainable Future (ISF). These projects will have “ISF” included in the project title. Students selected for roles with these projects will benefit from additional opportunities to connect with this institute.

For more information, email kmmitsch@purdue.edu.