Program Basics


$6000 stipend, on-campus housing, travel funding, mentored research, professional development, and community-building. See details.


U.S. citizenship, undergrad standing, and recommended 3.3 GPA. See details.


Information form, personal essay, and at least 1 letter of recommendation. See details.

Important Dates

Program runs May 30 to August 4, 2023. Application deadline is February 10, 2023. See more important dates.

Learn More


Check out the TREND 2023 mentors and projects.

Alumni/Previous Projects

See examples of previous projects and alumni, going back to 2003.

Media Projects

TREND participants develop a multimedia project about their research. Check out previous projects.

Cohort T-shirts

As community-building, every cohort designs their own TREND t-shirt. Check out previous designs.

Presentations and Papers

Many TREND projects result in conference presentations and/or papers. Check out alumni work.

Who Runs TREND?

See who makes TREND happen and how to contact them.