Triton Research and Experiential Learning Scholars (TRELS) - Quarterly

ELIGIBILITY: All current UC San Diego undergraduates in any major are eligible to apply. A UC San Diego GPA of at least 2.5 is required in order to participate. This program is intended to expose students to experiential learning, including, but not limited to research, guided artistic or creative projects, and public service opportunities, under the guidance of a UC San Diego faculty member. There is a particular emphasis on serving students who may face obstacles in pursuing such opportunities.

The specific program objectives are:

• Introduce students to what experiential learning looks like in their field, and promote an understanding that experiential learning encompasses more than just research.
• Provide students with an understanding of the collaborative processes involved in research, creative work production, and other experiential learning practices.
• Increase participation in experiential learning opportunities for underrepresented and low-income students.

During the award period, you may not participate in the following—

  • departmental 199 (independent research) or other class credit for the project (e.g. honors thesis)
  • payment for the same work being proposed for TRELS
  • participation in another structured research program

$1,000 per quarter
Supplemental Questions
  1. TRELS - Statement of Interest

    Explain how your participation in the TRELS program will help you achieve your career and educational goals.

  2. TRELS - Statement of Obstacles

    Explain what obstacles you have faced that have limited your ability to do research, participate in artistic endeavors, or do community service projects. How will the TRELS program help to alleviate these obstacles?

  3. TRELS - Project

    Please describe the project you would like to conduct in terms that can be understood by a non-expert audience.

  4. TRELS - Independence

    This Scholarship is meant to support your independent project, which should be supervised and mentored by a faculty member, but which should be your own work and responsibility, rather than something that mostly “belongs” to someone else in your research group. Please explain how your project reflects your independent work.

  5. TRELS - Deliverable

    TRELS requires students to present a summary of their project (a paper, project display, presentation, etc.) by the end of the year during which they receive their scholarship. What will the outcome of your project be, and how will you present it by the deadline?

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