Applications Now Being Accepted for CRL Ambassadors

The Center for Research and Learning is seeking applicants to fill five to six openings in our CRL Ambassadors Program. CRL ambassadors assist the Center with presentations to students across the campus, highlighting the value of undergraduate research. Ambassadors also assist with the many events run by the CRL and its parent organization the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. Finally, ambassadors serve as informal advisors to the CRL, helping us improve our programs and as role models to our students.

Qualifications: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students at IUPUI who have reached at least sophomore status and participated in at least one CRL sponsored program. Students must be willing to assist with two or more CRL activities a semester and attend scheduled meetings (usually once a semester.)

Rewards: Ambassadors are recognized at CRL and OVCR events where they participate and will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of their service.

Application: When applying, please be prepared to include a brief paragraph answering the following question: A first-year student in your school asks you; "Why would it be worthwhile to participate in a CRL sponsored program"?

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Applications Now Being Accepted for MURI Scholars

MURI facilitates the creation and support of multidisciplinary research teams consisting of undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs, senior staff, and faculty. The primary purpose of these teams is to provide undergraduates a unique opportunity to work with mentors on real-world problems and to gain research skills that can be applied to their college coursework and future careers. This year, students can choose from 13 Funded Projects for MURI AY 2014_2015. Interested students should fill out an application at the link below. Afterwards, eligible students are asked to rank their top project choices.

During the academic year, students are asked to contribute 120 hours of work to their research team. The deadline for applications is September 22, 2014. MURI begins on October 3, 2014. Please click here to Apply Today. [note: you will be using your IUPUI username and password]

Posters on the Hill 2015 - Call for Submissions

Application Period: Sept. 2-Nov. 5, 2014

As the undergraduate research community works to ensure that those in the U.S. Congress have a clear understanding of the research and education programs they fund, nothing more effectively demonstrates the value of undergraduate research than a student participant's words, work, and stories. Undergraduate research must be among the programs that members of Congress understand if it is to continue to be supported, and to grow.

Students and their faculty mentors are invited to apply for the Council on Undergraduate Research's (CUR) 19th annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. In addition to other events, there will be an evening poster session and reception where students will have the opportunity to speak directly to members of Congress and demonstrate how they have been impacted by these programs.

Please visit the website for more information about the submission process and Posters on the Hill program. Questions? Please contact Mary Pat Twomey, Manager for Student Programs, at

Undergraduate 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.

Research Opportunities

Applications are currently open for:

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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