Beginning in Fall 2017, the CUNY TRELLIS Program will provide fellowships to fund research and engineering design projects during the academic year. Fellowship funded projects will be 'capstone' projects, culminating experiences where students apply what they've learned in their apply and integrate what they've learned in their college courses to conduct new research or create a new plan or design. Capstone projects have been identified as a high impact educational activity for college students.
Students that receive a research fellowship will be mentored by a CUNY Faculty mentor and will receive a stipend to support their work. Two types of research fellowships are offered:
- 1. Academic Semester Fellowships: students work on capstone research projects part-time while taking classes.
- 2. Winter Session Fellowships: students are funded to conduct research full-time during the Winter Session (January 2018).
All CCNY Seniors majoring in engineering, mathematics, computer or natural/physical sciences that transferred to CCNY from a community college (where they completed at least 20 credits) are eligible to apply, although students that participated in the TRELLIS Summer Bridge Program will receive priority. Students must propose a research project with a faculty mentor and have the approval of their academic advisor. Applications for academic semester fellowships will open in late-May 2017. Please check back soon.