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 Late Fall 2021 Round for Spring 2022 Projects

For Research Mentors

  • Friday, October 8 at 12:00am - First day to post projects
  • Friday, October 15 at 5:00pm - Last day to post projects
  • Tuesday, October 26 at 12:00am - First day to accept applications
  • Tuesday, November 2 at 5:00pm - Last day to accept applications
  • Wednesday, November 3 at 12:00am - First day to agree to contracts
  • Wednesday, November 10 at 5:00pm - Last day to agree to contracts

For Students

  • Saturday, October 16 at 12:00am - First day to apply for projects
  • Monday, October 25 at 11:59pm - Last day to apply for projects
  • Wednesday, November 3 at 12:00am - First day to agree to contracts
  • Wednesday, November 10 at 5:00pm - Last day to agree to contracts

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