Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute (MURI)

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 to gain research skills that can be applied to their college coursework and future careers.

MURI teams are funded to work during the academic year or the summer. During the academic year, students must commit to 120 hours of work with their research team. The summer MURI is a nine-week, full-time program with students expected to devote 75% of their time to conducting research under the supervision of their mentor and 25% of their time to professional-development, social, and cultural activities.

MURI is funded through a partnership between the Center for Research and Learning and the School of Engineering and Technology.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Undergraduate student working on first undergraduate degree
  • Enrolled full-time at IUPUI
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Willing to work on a team

Program Benefits

  • Work with a faculty mentor and a group of students on a research project
  • Present research at a poster session and/or conference
  • Earn a competitive stipend for part-time participation in fall/spring or full-time participation in summer


The application period for the Summer 2015 MURI program will open on January 12, 2015. The submission deadline will be March 1, 2015.

Note: [Academic year program applications will open in July, 2015.]

MURI Program Resources
MURI AY 2014-2015 Current Program Resources
Past Funded Projects
Past Information for Student Scholars
Information for Research Day & Summer Poster Symposia
MURI Poster Template
MURI Research Abstracts
Program Flyers


Elizabeth Rubens
Center for Research and Learning
A Division of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
University Tower (HO) Suite 202
911 W. Michigan Street, 1140, Indianapolis, IN  46202-2800