CRL Highlights

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Nov/Dec 2015 CRL Highlights


Update to CRL website

The CRL website has been updated in recent weeks. We hope that the new format will make it easier to find the information that you are looking for. In particular, we have separate sections for students and mentors. Please take a look at the site and give us feedback. with the subject line “Website feedback”


Student and Mentor Undergraduate Research Awards: Deadline Dec. 11, 2015

The IUPUI Center for Research and Learning (CRL) annually honors outstanding undergraduate research and mentoring with several awards. Mentors, please consider nominating one or more of your students. Students, if you had an outstanding research experience please nominate your mentor. Guidelines for all awards are posted at

CRL awards will be conferred during a special luncheon-invitation only recognition event at the University Club hosted by the Center for Research and Learning in February.


Changes to UROP and MURI Programs

Starting this fall UROP will run in two cycles only, an academic year program that covers both the fall and spring semester and a summer program. Mentors will receive $500 in supply money per student with a limit of 3 students per mentor.
The deadline for UROP summer program applications will be posted in January 2016.

Changes to the MURI program involve the student selection process for MURI teams. A short description of approved MURI projects will be posted on the CRL website. Students interested in participating in a team will apply to the mentors directly. Once the mentors have decided on their teams, the student names will be forwarded to CRL, which will then ask the student for additional application information. A second change has already been implemented this fall. MURI mentors are now getting the supply award transferred to their respective research accounts.

The deadline for Summer MURI Project submission by mentors is: December 31, 2015. Instructions on project proposal writing as well as the link to proposal submission can be found at:


Introducing a new CRL Program: FAST TRACK

FAST TRACK is an undergraduate student-mentor program with no application deadlines. UPUI students will identify a mentor in any discipline who will have them work on a current or new research project. The new program is for students who don’t meet the eligibility criteria for our current CRL programs, students who were not selected for one of our current programs, or recent MURI and UROP program alumni who want to continue working on their projects. Projects should be such that they will last over a period of several months up to two semesters. The mentor will receive $300 for research supplies or equipment. Note, this program does not provide student stipends. Applications are by the mentor and not the student. To learn more go to: (for students), (for mentors)


Posting of student research opportunities at IUPUI

Mentors, if you are looking for undergraduate students to work with you on your research project you can now post an ad on the CRL website. Please describe your project in 2-3 sentences and include a short description of the type of student you are looking for (discipline, skill set etc). You may also want to mention whether this is a paid or volunteer position. You can provide your email address, phone number of both as contact information.

To submit a position please contact Joseph C. Franklin directly.


Special Call for Spring 2016 Service Learning Assistant (SLA) Scholarship

The Center for Service and Learning is seeking proposals directly linked to the conceptualization and implementation of, or with an intent to build capacity for, community-based participatory research projects and initiatives. Scholarships are awarded to faculty, staff or administrators who, if funded, select a student as the recipient of the scholarship. Application deadline is November 10, 2015. Learn More Here >>

Summer DSRP Scholar Wins CHIP 2015 Diamond Service Award

Student Spotlight: Summer DSRP Scholar Gillian Bundles

Gillian Bundles, Summer Diversity Scholars Research Program (SDSRP) participant, was awarded the 2015 Diamond Service Award from the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) on September 16th. CHIP presents the Diamond Service award to honorees at the annual celebration honoring individuals or organizations that have done something remarkable in the local effort to overcome homelessness for others or themselves.

Gillian a first-year IUPUI student in the School of Engineering and Technology, has encountered and persevered through some major challenges. However, Gillian’s positive attitude, hard work, and passion for physics, math, and science compels her pursuit to earn a bachelor’s degree and ultimately enter a career in circuitry and electronics.