Fast Track Grant Article

FAST TRACK Undergraduate Research Mentor Grant

IU Indianapolis students typically identify a mentor who will have them work on a current or new research project. Projects should be such that they will last over a period of several months up to two semesters. The mentor will receive $300 for research supplies or equipment. (Note: this program does not provide student stipends.)

Student Eligibility Requirements

  • Undergraduate student
  • Enrolled full-time at IU Indianapolis
  • Pursuing their first undergraduate degree at IU Indianapolis
  • Not currently enrolled in any CRL program (DSRP, MURI, UROP)

Program Benefits

  • No deadlines. Rolling acceptance of proposals.
  • No program requirements to meet
  • Allows students to gain research experience prior to applying for the UROP or MURI programs.
  • Allows students who don’t meet the eligibility criteria for UROP and MURI programs to gain research experience.
  • Allows recent MURI and UROP program alumni to continue working on their projects by providing supply funds to the mentor.
  • Successful completion of the project will allow the student to showcase their work at a campus poster symposium and/or publish it in the IU Journal of Undergraduate Research ( Indianapolis/)
  • Mentors who seek undergraduate students to assist in their research can post an advertisement on the CRL website


This program requires an application by the mentor and NOT the student.


Contact Dominique M Galli, Ph.D. for more information.