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.

Students are expected to work at least 25 h per month (academic year: October-April) or 40 h per week (summer: June - 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 $1,000 (academic year) or $3,200 (summer) research stipend. The mentors will receive up to $2,000 for research supplies or equipment. Half of the student stipend is disbursed mid-project, and the remainder upon successful completion of the project and submission of all research products. Students are expected to work at least 25 h per month (academic year) or 40 h per week (summer). Students accepted to the summer program should not enroll in classes, work part-time, or plan a vacation during the duration of the program.

  • Summer Applications – Opens February 15th and closes March 30th
  • Academic Year Application – Opens August 1st and closes September 17th
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 their first undergraduate 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.