MURI Article

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.

In this program students will acquire research skills (literature review, research methodology, data collection and analysis), learn about ethics in research and scientific writing, and improve their oral communication skills by presenting their research at either the annual IUPUI Student Research and Creative Activities Day in April or the CRL Student Summer Poster Symposium in July.

The academic year cycle runs from October to April, the summer cycle from June to July.

Poster Session
MURI is funded through a partnership between the Center for Research and Learning and the School of Engineering and Technology. Students receive a $1,200 (academic year) or $3,200 (summer) research scholarship. The mentors will receive up to $2,000 for research supplies or equipment. 

  • Summer applications—opens February 15 and closes March 30
  • Academic year applications—opens August 17 and closes September 17
Students who want to join MURI project teams will need to review the posted projects and if interested submit their application by the posted deadline. CRL approved projects for the current funding cycle are posted here. To apply for a spot on a MURI team please click here.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Undergraduate student
  • Enrolled full time at IUPUI
  • Pursuing a first undergrad degree at IUPUI
Preference will be given to students who have not received any CRL stipend in the past.


Contact Derrick D. Brownie for more information.