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 3.0 GPA. See details.


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

Important Dates

Program runs June 3 to August 9, 2024. Application deadline is February 16, 2024. See more important dates.

Learn More


Check out the TREND 2024 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.