- $1,000 scholarship
- 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 - Deliverable
TRELS requires students to submit a summary of their project (a paper, poster presentation, oral presentation, or creative product) by the end of the academic year during which they receive their scholarship. What will the outcome of your project be, and how will you submit it by the deadline? Please keep in mind: the deadline to submit project deliverables for TRELS quarterly awards received during the current 2020-2021 academic year is the end of the Spring 2021 quarter.
- 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 - Duo Project
If you are proposing a project in partnership with another undergraduate student, write their name here and provide a brief rationale for pursuing this project as a partnership. Why is it necessary to pursue this as a duo project, and how will it improve the project outcome(s)? How will each person contribute to ensure this is a unified project?
Please note that both you and your partner must submit your own TRELS application. If you choose to submit a proposal for a duo project, your applications will likely receive a joint decision of either being offered or not offered TRELS awards. If you both are offered and accept a TRELS award, you will each receive your own $1,000 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