Research for BME Undergraduates

Research for BME Undergraduates

Students in the IUPUI Department of Biomedical Engineering have access to an ever-expanding number of research opportunities. Undergraduate research is an important part of the training that Biomedical Engineering students receive at IUPUI.

Having such a strong background in research as an undergraduate has been an extremely valuable asset to my future career and has influenced me to pursue a Ph.D. post-graduation.

Ellen - BME Alumna


Many BME undergraduates receive funding in the form of scholarships or stipends for doing research. Funding is available for both academic year research and summer research internships. Some of the most popular funding sources for undergraduate research at IUPUI are listed below.

MURI: Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute

  • Sponsors academic year and summer undergraduate research
  • Small teams (3-6) of undergraduate students led by group of faculty mentors
  • Ideal for students seeking new research opportunities and collaboration on a multidisciplinary team

UROP: Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

  • Sponsors academic year and summer undergraduate research
  • Provides a grant for ongoing research
  • Ideal for students who already work in a research lab and would like to continue with their faculty mentor

LHSI: Life Health Sciences Internships Program

  • Sponsors academic year research internships
  • Connects IUPUI undergraduates with research and/or professional experience internships on or near IUPUI's campus
  • Ideal for students interested in a formalized research internship that takes place over one academic year