November 30, 2017

Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship program accepting proposals

This spring, Discovery Park is expanding its Undergraduate Research Internship Program for undergraduate researchers. Building on Discovery Park’s strategic themes -- global health, global sustainability and global security -- the program will bring together select groups of undergraduates, graduate mentors and faculty.

The internship program will bring together small teams of undergraduate students and mentors to work together on a consistent basis to produce more profound research than individual students can achieve on their own. The program will provide a basis for further collaboration among faculty in pursuing ambitious projects with potential to solve major challenges at a global scale. The program seeks to foster interdisciplinary research across campus and will bring together students and faculty from distinct academic disciplines.

Interested Purdue West Lafayette faculty should submit a project proposal through the online system. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 30. The review committee will evaluate the proposals and select final projects by Dec. 8 for spring 2018 projects. 

Students may submit applications for up to three projects from Dec. 9 to Dec. 20. All eligible student applications will be forwarded to faculty project supervisors for review and final selection, which are due by Jan. 8. Each participating student will earn a $1,000 fall fellowship. The program will contribute the fellowship amount in full, with no faculty cost sharing required.

The program was developed through a special committee composed of Dorothy Teegarden (College of Health and Human Sciences), Carrie Berger (Purdue Polytechnic Institute) and Kristina Bross (Purdue Honors College).

Questions about the program, contact Peter Bermel, program manager, at

Writer: Amy Schlueter,, 765-496-7823
Source: Cliff Wojtalewicz,, 765-496-9870

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