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 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), which includes participation in professional development sessions as determined by program director.

CRL approved projects will be posted at (link). Students who want to join MURI project teams will need to review the posted projects and if interested contact mentors directly by the posted deadline.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Undergraduate student
  • Enrolled full-time at IUPUI<h3 id="creatingResearchProducts">Presenting Your Research/Scholarly Activity</h3>
  • Pursuing their first undergraduate degree at IUPUI
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Preference will be given to students who have not received any CRL stipend in the past.


This application is now closed. Please return back later to apply for 2016.


Dominique M Galli, Ph.D.
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, Indianapolis, IN  46202-2800
Phone: 317-274-8880
Fax: 317-278-3602