Undergraduate Summer Research @ IUPUI

The Center for Research and Learning (CRL) is dedicated to serving students through a series of undergraduate research programs. These programs offer students an opportunity to carry out innovative research, scholarship, and creative activity with faculty mentors through internally and externally funded programs.

CRL programs expose and engage students in research experiences, providing effective pathways for lifelong active learning, scholarship, and professional development. CRL is a division of the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.


Summer Research Oppertunities:

CRL 2015 Abstract Guidelines

Helpful Abstract Articles/Resources
  1. An Introduction to Abstract Content and Formatting
  2. Abstract Formatting Guidelines
  3. Abstract Rubric

Call for AY 2015-2016 Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute (MURI) Faculty Proposals

The Center for Research and Learning welcomes proposals for the AY 2015_2016 Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute (MURI) at IUPUI.  Proposals should be from faculty mentors representing two or more disciplines and should offer undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in a substantive research experience focused on a significant research question.
This is a unique opportunity provided to IUPUI faculty and researchers for mentoring students while conducting pilot projects or testing new techniques and designs.
Some key points regarding this year’s program are as follows:

  • Faculty writing proposals are encouraged to review the document entitled MURI FAQs for Faculty Submitting Proposals.
  • Proposals must be submitted by using the current version of the MURI Project Proposal Form.
  • The MURI Review Committee will review the submitted proposals using the MURI Proposal Evaluation Form (log in with IUPUI username and password).
  • Projects must include faculty mentors from more than one discipline.
  • Eligible graduate students and post-doctoral trainees may also serve as co-mentors on a team.
  • Proposals are due by midnight on March 23, 2015, to the following address: CRLGrant@iupui.edu
  • The Proposal Review Committee meetings are currently scheduled for April 9-10, 2015.
  • The announcement regarding funded proposals is currently scheduled for April 27, 2015.
  • Students may apply to MURI and rank their project choices beginning May 1, 2015 with a deadline of September 11, 2015.
  • The academic year program begins on October 3, 2015, and continues through April 29, 2016.

MURI is jointly funded by the Center for Research and Learning, a division of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the School of Engineering and Technology.
Project proposals from all disciplines on the IUPUI campus are encouraged.
For more information contact Elizabeth Rubens erubens@iupui.edu or Steve Higbee sjhigbee@iupui.edu.

Accepting Applications for the IUPUI Undergraduate Research Mentoring in the Biological Sciences (URM)

At this time, the Center for Research and Learning is accepting applications from currently enrolled IUPUI undergraduate students working on first undergraduate degree applying to the IUPUI Undergraduate Research Mentoring in the Biological Sciences (URM) program for summer of 2015. Deadline for receipt of the completed application will be Jan. 16, 2015.  If you have questions, please contact the Center for Research and Learning at crlstaff@iupui.edu.

  • For more information, and to apply today please: Click Here.

Accepting Applications for RISE Scholarships

The Center for Research and Learning is pleased to announce the availability of a new opportunity for students to participate in funded research and creative activities.

The CRL RISE Scholarships are designed to bring new students into the research and creative enterprise. The awards will support independent student projects connected with a faculty or staff mentor. Recipients will be expected to develop and carry out work that makes an original contribution or creative statement. Thus the scholarships will support student participation in the RISE to the IUPUI Challenge initiative, and successful completion of the sponsored project will qualify the student for the research portion of the RISE challenge.

The CRL RISE Scholarships are open to any currently enrolled IUPUI degree seeking undergraduates with a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or better. Five $1,500 scholarships will be awarded annually beginning in the spring of 2015. Application deadline is February 9, 2015. Application materials will require a brief research/creative proposal—details will be included in the application form—as well as a letter of support from the research/creative mentor. Awardees will be selected by the Center for Research and Learning Advisory Board with announcements anticipated by March 1, 2015. These scholarships have been made possible through the generous gift of Mr. Daniel Wilson and Dr. Kathryn J. Wilson, who served as the founding executive director of the IUPUI Center for Research and Learning  If you have questions, please contact the Center for Research and Learning at crlstaff@iupui.edu.

Accepting Applications for the IU Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program (IUSCCSRP)

At this time, the Center for Research and Learning is accepting applications from currently enrolled IUPUI students applying to the IU Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program (IUSCCSRP) for spring of 2015. Deadline for receipt of the completed application will be Feb. 27, 2015.  If you have questions, please contact the Center for Research and Learning at crlstaff@iupui.edu.

  • For more information, and to apply today please: Click Here.

Accepting Applications for the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute (MURI)

At this time, the Center for Research and Learning is accepting applications from currently enrolled IUPUI undergraduate students working on first undergraduate degree applying to the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute (MURI) for summer of 2015. Deadline for receipt of the completed application will be Mar. 1, 2015.  If you have questions, please contact the Center for Research and Learning at crlstaff@iupui.edu.

  • For more information, and to apply today please: Click Here.

Accepting Applications for the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (Indiana CTSI)

At this time, the Center for Research and Learning is accepting applications from currently enrolled IUPUI undergraduate sophomores, juniors, or seniors enrolled full-time at Indiana University or Notre Dame applying to the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (Indiana CTSI) for summer of 2015. Deadline for receipt of the completed application will be Mar. 1, 2015.  If you have questions, please contact the Center for Research and Learning at crlstaff@iupui.edu.

  • For more information, and to apply today please: Click Here.

Research Opportunities

Applications are currently open for:

  • MURI, CTSI & IUSCCSRP

What is Research?

Research includes any scholarly, or artistic activity that leads to the production of new knowledge; to increased problem solving capabilities, including design and analysis; to original critical or historical theory and interpretation; or to the production of art or artistic performance.

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