Program Basics


  • 10 weeks of mentored research in nonlinear dynamics
  • $6000 stipend
  • $500 for travel to UMD and back home + included housing at UMD for the program duration
  • $500 to present at conferences after TREND
  • Professional development training, including in outreach and communication
  • Summer-long dialogues about social justice in science
  • Community-building with ~9 other undergrad researchers from across the country


  • TREND is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Applicants should be enrolled in an undergraduate college or university, with anticipated graduation of December 2023 or later
  • We have a recommended minimum GPA of 3.3 out of 4.0. Applicants without the recommended GPA will be able to provide details in the application form if desired

Important Dates

  • Program: May 30 to August 4, 2023
  • February 10, 2023: Deadline to apply. Applications received after the deadline will be considered only on a space-available basis
  • February 20, 2023: First-round offers sent out (applicants may still receive offers after this date as first-round offers are finalized)
  • March 3, 2023: Deadline to accept or decline a first-round offer.
  • After March 3, 2023 (rolling basis): Second-round offers may be sent out