Triton Underground Scholars Research Program

The Triton Underground Scholars Research Program (TUSRP) is designed to prepare formerly incarcerated and system-impacted students interested in conducting research at the intersection of education and the criminal justice system. This is an 8-week summer research program for Triton Underground Scholars Program undergraduate students. The fellowship involves working closely with a faculty mentor and the TUS program Director to learn about the research process, graduate studies, and possible career options.

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• Must be formerly incarcerated or system impacted
• Must be in junior standing
• Minimum GPA of 2.5
• Must commit to staying engaged during the duration of the summer program
• Demonstrate interest in social justice-oriented research
• Must be professional, accountable, and a team player
• Develop a research project that examines a topic at the intersection of higher education and the criminal justice system
• Write a research paper and develop an oral presentation based on the research conducted
• Present at SRP Summer Conference
• Maintain regular communication

• Learn about the research process
• Build your CV/Resume
• Receive 199 credit
• Develop presentation skills
• Social network
• Professional development
• Mentorship

*Cannot have other employment during the 8-week program.
*Cannot be enrolled in summer courses.
*Need a faculty mentor/sponsor

For questions please contact:
Berenice Jau
or Jose Lumbreras

$3,000 Stipend + Housing
Triton Underground Scholars
Supplemental Questions
  1. In a short essay, please answer the following questions. Why would you like to be a TUS Research Scholar? Tell us about how your research project is at the intersection of education and the criminal justice system? Please keep your response to 400-500 words.
  2. Please choose how do you identify.