Muser provides Duke students with regularly-scheduled, clearly articulated, and equitable access to research opportunities across all fields.

Research mentors are members of the Duke community who can provide meaningful research experiences for students. Mentors are graduate students, postdocs, lab technicians, research team leaders, principal investigators, and professors.

Timeline for Fall 2019 Round (for fall semester projects)

For Research Mentors

  • Monday, August 19 at 9:00am - First day to post projects
  • Sunday, August 25 at 11:59pm - Last day to post projects
  • Thursday, August 29 at 8:00am - First day to accept applications
  • Thursday, September 5 at 11:35pm - Last day to accept applications

For Students

  • Monday, August 26 at 8:00am - First day to apply for projects
  • Wednesday, August 28 at 11:59pm - Last day to apply for projects

Recent Musings

What is a research mentor? (tldr: It's probably not a PI, and that’s not a bad thing)

Written by Emily Levy, a Muser research mentor and a graduate student in Prof. Susan Alberts’ Lab Group in Duke’s Biology Department.

A research mentor is the person who works most closely with undergraduates on the project. Research groups can include lots of people: professor, principal investigator, director of a research group, research scientists, post-docs, lab techs, lab managers, and graduate students.