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 2014 MURI program will open on January 20, 2014. The submission deadline will be March 1, 2014. Students apply via the: CRL 2014-2015 Program Application.

Note: [Academic year program applications will open in early August 2014.]

Program Resources

Resource Archive


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