- Supplemental Questions
- TRELS - Statement of Interest
Explain how your participation in the TRELS program will help you achieve your educational and career goals.
- TRELS - Statement of Obstacles
Explain what obstacles you have faced that have limited your ability to do research, participate in creative endeavors, or do community service projects. How will the TRELS program help to alleviate these obstacles?
- TRELS - Project Proposal
Please describe the project you would like to conduct in terms that can be understood by a non-expert audience.
Each project proposal will be different based on your field of study, but some general points that you might discuss include: topic; central question(s); methodology (what are your sources, and how will you analyze those sources?); a brief literature review (to the extent that you can, how would you describe the existing scholarship on this topic, and how is your project in dialogue with existing work?); and/or a project timeline.
We encourage students to reach out to faculty mentors and/or the Writing Hub (writinghub.ucsd.edu) for support and feedback in writing project proposals.
- TRELS - Independence
TRELS 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. Please explain how your project reflects your independent work. If you are proposing to work on a larger collaborative project, please explain which piece of this project will be your specific responsibility.
- TRELS SRP - Deliverables
The TRELS Summer Research Program requires each student to present the outcomes/findings of their project in the form of an oral presentation at the Summer Research Conference (SRC) in mid-August (week 8 of the 10-week program), as well as a written paper due by the end of August (week 10 of the 10-week program). Please explain your current plan for sharing your project in these formats and how you will plan to meet the timeline.
- TRELS - Previous Award
Have you accepted a TRELS award in the past?
- TRELS - Progress Report
If you have previously accepted a TRELS award for this project, please provide a brief update on the progress of your project thus far. Updates might include notes of meetings held with your mentor, a project timeline, a research plan, etc.
- TRELS - Faculty Mentor
Please enter the name of your faculty mentor.
- TRELS - Faculty Mentor Email Address
Please enter your mentor's email address.
- TRELS - Faculty Support
Please re-enter the name and email of your faculty mentor by clicking "Add a New Reference" ASAP. This should be the UC San Diego academic faculty member with whom you plan to do your proposed TRELS project. Graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, research scientists, and/or visiting lecturers are not eligible to serve as formal TRELS mentors, although we do encourage students to develop additional mentoring relationships beyond their primary faculty mentor. Once this information is entered and saved, our office will send an auto-email to your professor requesting their support. Please speak to your supporting professor for authorization before you begin your application. Read the application instructions very carefully and follow-up with your professor to confirm their receipt of the auto-emails. Applications without a statement of support will not be reviewed. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the statement of support is submitted by the application deadline.
Note that there is NO LETTER of recommendation required, just a request for the faculty to agree to statements of support for this project.
- TRELS - Project Type
What kind of project are you proposing?
- TRELS - Project Type (Other)
If 'other', please specify here.
- Project Area
In which field(s) of study is/are your project? (Select all that apply)
- A. General field(s) of your project
- B. Sub-field(s) of your project
- Are you proposing this as a TRELS-Black Experience (TRELS-BE) project?
Beginning Fall 2020, the Undergraduate Colleges at UC San Diego pledge at least one TRELS award per cycle per college for student projects engaged in experiential learning related to the Black Experience (TRELS-BE).
Although it is not a requirement, we encourage TRELS-BE projects that are consistent with the mission or theme of the student’s Undergraduate College. Applications not selected for a TRELS-BE award will automatically be considered for a general TRELS scholarship.
- TRELS Program Requirements (in order to be eligible, all of the following must be checked):
- Clarification of Responses
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- TRELS - Statement of Interest