Mentored Student Research Program (MSRP)

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The Mentored Student Research Program (MSRP) is a competitive program in which DMU students, as well as undergraduates, work alongside DMU faculty mentors on research projects in areas such as microbiology, pharmacology, physiology, biochemistry, public health, and physical therapy.

The majority of the program takes place over an eight-week period between Memorial Day and the end of July and includes additional learning opportunities such as research presentations from DMU faculty and a closing program that includes a guest speaker as well as oral and poster presentations by MSRP program participants.

MSRP participants are paid $12.25 per hour and may work up to 40 hours per week during the summer, 20 hours per week during the school year, and up to 320 hours total during the program.

View faculty mentors and research topics or read recaps about previous years' programs. You can also check out our current program on social media.

Information for DMU Students

Information for DMU Students

DMU students must inquire with individual mentors about the option of applying to work with them. Mentors will have the application and it will be submitted to the Office of Research by them directly.

What types of questions are on the application?

The questions below are provided to help you prepare to approach a mentor or apply for the MSRP program:

For Des Moines University Students

  1. Why do you want to be involved in research at DMU?
  2. What do you hope to get out of doing research at DMU?
  3. How will your participation in MSRP benefit your academic and professional careers?
  4. What is your availability likely to be during the summer?
Information for Undergraduate Students

Application

Applications are accepted from Thursday, December 6, 2018 until Monday, February 11, 2019 at 8am. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.

A link to the application for undergraduates will appear here when the application period opens.

DMU students must inquire with individual mentors about the option of applying to work with them. Mentors will have the application and it will be submitted to the Office of Research by them directly.

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