2020-2021 Updates

 How to define your research project (Mentors)

For the upcoming round, Mentors will need to specify how their research project will be conducted. We ask that in your description of your project, please include one of the three options below: 

In-Person: Your project requires physically meeting students or doing work that cannot be done online such as bench work in a lab. Students who will not be living in Durham will not be able to participate.

Hybrid: Your project may have both optional in-person and online components to it and thus could be a good option for students who may be living in Durham, or students who may not be physically returning. 

Online: Your entire project will be done virtually with no in-person interaction. Any student, regardless of where they will be living will be eligible to participate.

Funding Limitations (Mentors)

Dear Muser Mentors,

Before posting your projects or accepting students, please review this post about hiring students who will not physically be in the State of North Carolina Spring 2021.

Duke cannot hire hourly workers outside of North Carolina as Duke employees, because the institution is not set up to be in compliance with other states’ non-exempt payroll and tax laws. That said, researchers are able to work with their departmental business managers to explore hiring options through third-party agencies. We encourage you to reach out to your financial managers for further guidance. Muser does not play any role in supporting, approving, or administering funding for projects.

In posting your research project please be very clear in your description what your funding limitations may be.

Best,
Muser Team