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Purdue Military Research Institute (PMRI)
Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)


Purdue Military Research Institute (PMRI)

Overall Program Highlights

  • No-cost, in-resident graduate education (PhD preference, but Master’s degree candidates accepted as well) for active duty US military officers from the Army, Navy/Marines, Air Force and Space Force are welcome to apply for our PMRI Research Fellowship.

  • Cadet/Midshipman Summer Undergraduate Research Program for Academy and Purdue ROTC students. Mirrors Purdue’s Engineering SURF program where possible, but of shorter duration. As well, it includes undergraduate veterans from other universities such as the Veterans to Energy Careers (VTEC).

  • Faculty Exchange Program to increase our understanding of each other’s roles and responsibilities, strengthen our partnership, and facilitate building trust and commitment.

Interested personnel should reach out to their respective detailer to discuss career impact and timing. Program questions should be directed to Dave Hankins, Colonel, USAF Retired,

For degree program information and graduate school application, please go to:

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

Overall Program Highlights

The Military Graduate Research Program (MGRP) provides opportunities for U.S military personnel to conduct Department of Defense (DoD) related part-time research at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) while simultaneously obtaining a graduate degree in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) related master’s degree program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Military personnel perform state-of-the art research as a Military Graduate Research Assistant (MGRA) working along-side full-time GTRI Research Faculty conducting research and solving applied engineering problems on sponsored, real-world, DoD related projects.

Interested personnel should reach out to their respective detailer to discuss career impact and timing.

For more information, contact GTRI at

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