Muser is changing the structure and culture of academic research at Duke so that undergraduate research opportunities from all disciplines are visible and accessible to all. 

More than 3000 registered users and more than 500 authenticated mentors have participated in Muser since its founding at Duke. Join our effort to achieve accessible, transparent, equitable, and multidisciplinary research experiences for students and mentors.

Every round offers a new suite of undergraduate research positions from all disciplines.

Muser provides Duke students with regularly-scheduled, clearly articulated, and equitable access to research opportunities across all fields.  Research mentors are members of the entire Duke University research community who can provide meaningful research experiences for students. Mentors are graduate students, postdocs, lab technicians, research team leaders, principal investigators, and professors.

Muser runs at least five rounds per year:  start of the fall semester for fall positions, mid-fall semester for spring semester positions, spring semester for the following fall semester positions, and spring semester for summer positions.

Read the timeline below to see where we are in our latest round.

Timeline for Early Fall for Fall Project Round

For Research Mentors

  • Monday, August 1 at 12:00am - First day to post projects
  • Friday, August 12 at 5:00pm - Last day to post projects
  • Monday, August 22 at 12:00am - First day to accept applications
  • Friday, September 2 at 5:00pm - Last day to accept applications
  • Saturday, September 3 at 12:00am - First day to agree to contracts
  • Friday, September 9 at 5:00pm - Last day to agree to contracts

For Students

  • Saturday, August 13 at 12:00am - First day to apply for projects
  • Sunday, August 21 at 11:59pm - Last day to apply for projects
  • Saturday, September 3 at 12:00am - First day to agree to contracts
  • Friday, September 9 at 5:00pm - Last day to agree to contracts

Recent Musings

Muser & JobX

This is an announcement that, as of today, April 25th, Duke's new student job search platform, JobX, has launched. If you are a Muser mentor who is hiring student(s) with Work-Study in the fall and beyond, you are impacted.