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 (e.g., 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. As part of this employment program, students will earn $11 per hour. During the academic year, students work approximately 10 hours per week; during the summer students' weekly hours will be determined based on project needs. The mentors will receive up to $2,000 for research supplies or equipment. 

  • Summer Handshake postings—opens 3/18/2022 and closes 5/29/2022
  • Academic Handshake postings—opens August 10 and closes September 10
Students who want to join MURI project teams will need to review the posted projects, and if interested, search for the position within Handshake and submit their application by the posted deadline. CRL-approved projects for the current funding cycle are posted here (note: This file is still being updated). Each project will have a unique job ID number that you can use to find that position. To apply for a spot on a MURI team please click here to go to Handshake

Eligibility Requirements
  • Undergraduate student
  • Enrolled full time at IUPUI
  • Pursuing a first undergrad degree at IUPUI


Contact Derrick D. Brownie for more information.