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Conference Funding Support

Warren College encourages outstanding Warren students to present their research papers and projects at educational and professional conferences. Warren College students can apply for funding support that can be used to subsidize travel and registration expenses associated with attending conferences. Warren students from all majors are eligible to apply. Applications will be evaluated by the Warren College Provost’s Office. The applicant must secure a brief letter of support from a UCSD faculty sponsor who should email the letter to

Funding will be awarded via reimbursement; receipts must be submitted to the Warren College Provost’s Office after the applicant attends the conference.

DEADLINE: The 2022-2023 applications will be available soon.  Keep checking back for updates.

Triton Research & Experiential Learning Scholars (TRELS)

The Triton Research & Experiential Learning Scholars (TRELS​) program is sponsored by the Council of Provosts of the Undergraduate Colleges at UC San Diego and the Undergraduate Research Hub. TRELS empowers students to pursue intellectual opportunities beyond the classroom, by providing support in the form of funding and mentorship. This program is intended to expose students to experiential learning, including, but not limited to research, guided artistic or creative projects, and public service opportunities, under the guidance of a UC San Diego faculty member. There is a particular emphasis on serving students who may face obstacles in pursuing such opportunities.

There are three main initiatives supported through TRELS:

1. TRELS quarterly awards  (available fall, winter, and spring quarters)

2. TRELS summer research program (10-week reserach intensive program, June - August)

3. TRELS conference funding

Students may receive a TRELS quarterly and/or summer award up to three times, but must re-apply each time.

Apply Here!

Recipients of the 2016-2017 Undergraduate Research Scholarships

Farshid Bazmandegan
Major: Visual Arts

Rachel Bilchak
Major: Anthropology & Public Health
"Ceramic Comparisons of the Tiwanaku Empire in Ancient Peru"

Albert Chan
Major: Chemical Engineering
"Synthesis of Composite Polymer Electrolyte PVDF-HFP/LiPF6"

Elizabeth Izhikevich
Major: Computer Science, B.S.
"Quantifying the Variability of Human Brain Oscillations"

Allison Kubo
Major: Earth Science
"The Relationship Between Continental Flood Basalts and Mass Extinction Events"

Andy Ma
Major: Mechanical Engineering
"Degradation of Porous Silicon Infused in Polymer-based Nanofibers"

Yajur Maker
Major: Bioengineering
"Development of Biodegradable Implants for Orthopedic Applications"

Thomas Spencer
Major: Aerospace Engineering
"Modeling Thunniform Propulsion through Biomimetic Additive Manufacturing Techniques"

Kanyanat (Natalie) Tongprasearth
Major: Cognitive Science
"The Subiculum: Neurological Computation of Spatial Relations in Navigation"

Treysi Vargas Ramos
Major: Human Biology
"Metformin: Medicated Remodeling of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma"

Emanuel Vasquez
Major: Bioengineering: Biotechnology
"Tetrode Making Machine"

Recipients of the 2015-2016 Undergraduate Research Scholarships

Amanda Beck
Major: Bioengineering
"Ergonomics in Surgery: Applying Physiological Monitoring and Image Processing to Avoid Injuries"

Elizabeth Izhikevich
Major: Computer Science B.S.
"Using Data Science for Organelle Reconstruction"

Aswini Krishnan
Major: Bioengineering
"The Role of Electronic Cigarettes in the Pathogenesis of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma"

Walter Thavarajah
Major: Bioengineering: Biotechnology
"Identification of In Vitro Rate Limiting Steps Via Metabolic Pathway Control"

Recipients of the 2014-2015 Undergraduate Research Scholarships

Tik-Chee Cheng
Major: Bioengineering: Biotechnology
“Measurement and Analysis of Sarcomere Length and Lattice Spacing in Cardiomyocytes after Applied Biaxial Strain”

Nhat-Dang Do
Major: History
“Confederate States of Palestine: An Alternative Approach to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”

Manikantan Ramesh
Major: Nanoengineering
“Coating Drug-Loaded Nanoparticles with Cancer Cell Membrane to Selectively Target Tumors”

Kunal Sampat
Major: Human Biology
“Neuroprotection in Huntington's Disease Through Transcriptional Modification”

Cristian Virrueta
Major: Earth Science
“Methane Systematics of a Strike-Slip Boundary”

Trevor Zandi
Major: Computer Science (Bioinformatics)
“Computational Design of the Third Variable Loop of HIV-1 gp120/scaffold chimera”

Hao Zheng
Major: General Chemistry
“NF2 Regulates MicroRNAs Responsible for Tumor Initiating Ability in Vestibular Schwannoma”