Independent Study at Duke provides an intensive, demanding, and individualized research experience with the guidance of a Duke faculty member. In close collaboration with more senior researchers, the undergraduate researcher will acquire hands-on experience in the design and execution of experiments, computation, and simulations. Further information is found in the Handbook for Majors and:
- Finding a Research Director and Group
- Requirements for Research Independent Study
- Registration for Research Independent Study
The faculty mentor may also be referred to as: Research Director, Supervising Faculty, PI (Principal Investigator), Research Supervisor, Research Advisor and Research Mentor.
Numerous summer research opportunities exist for Duke undergraduates on the Duke campus, in Research Triangle Park, and at Universities and national laboratories around the country.