November 14, 2018

Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship program seeking spring semester proposals

Discovery Park has announced that two Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship program tracks will be offered for spring 2019. Each track will support undergraduate students while they investigate problems in various strategic areas through faculty-led projects.

* Track 1: The traditional DURI program track will investigate problems in the strategic areas of global security, health and sustainability.

* Track 2: The Purdue 150th Anniversary - Ethics, Technology and the Future of War and Security track will investigate the ethical, legal, and social implications of technology in the context of war and security. This track is supported by the Purdue Policy Research Institute.

The focus of these faculty project proposals should be on the specific thematic areas within their chosen track. Each project should bring together researchers across a broad range of humanities and STEM disciplines, where they can work with policymakers, economists and business leaders to create solutions. This will involve at least two or more distinct academic disciplines (represented by faculty from different departments, and preferably different colleges) and at least two (but no more than five) undergraduate students. No faculty cost-sharing will be required.

Interested faculty can submit abstracts for individual projects starting from the DURI website, using their Purdue career account credentials to log onto the submission website. The deadline for proposal submission is Nov. 26, and a decision will be made on all projects submitted on time by Nov. 30.

Undergraduate students may then apply for up to three projects from Nov. 26 to Dec. 12. Faculty project supervisors will review all eligible student applications before making final selections. Each participating student will earn a $1,000 spring semester fellowship from DURI.

More information is available on the DURI website. Faculty should direct any questions about Track 1 to Peter Bermel at and Track 2 to Torsten Reimer at Students with questions about the program should contact LeAnne Williams at

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