Transfer Student Research Award (TSRA)

The Transfer Student Research Award (TSRA) provides support for transfer students to engage in research activities. One set of grants is given to graduating seniors for research projects to be completed by June; a second set of grants is given to juniors/rising seniors for research projects to be completed by December of the following year. The maximum award is $750 per project.

To be eligible for the Transfer Student Research Award, students must:

  • Be a UCSB undergraduate transfer student (admitted as a junior).
  • Be in good academic standing and remain so throughout the funding period.
  • Have not already received a full-year URCA grant for the same year.
  • Be currently engaged in a research or creative project, or planning to initiate one. It is important to note that grants are NOT awarded retroactively for completed projects.
  • Identify a faculty member who is willing to supervise your project, and obtain a letter of support from this possible mentor. The faculty mentor must be a member of the Academic Senate.
  • Develop a poster that represents your research and any findings and share that poster at the Undergraduate Research Colloquium. For senior and junior grant recipients, this Colloquium will be held in May of the year the grant is awarded.

All students who meet the criteria above are eligible to apply, regardless of major or college affiliation.

The deadline to submit proposals for the 2017 Transfer Student Research Award has now closed. 

For more information about this award, visit the TSRA webpage.

TSRA Recipients

2016 - 2017

Sierra Bailey: Impact of Culling on Lionfish Predators 

Esther Li: The Effects of Social Media as Distraction on Multimedia Learning

2015 - 2016

Gregory Chism: Competition and Coexistence of Sandy Beach Rove Beetles 

Zachary Feinn: Investigating The Fair Distribution of Public Metered Wifi as to Provide Free WiFi to The Homeless

Eugenie Guzelian: Examining Sex Differences in Stress Induced Potentiation of Ethanol Sensitivity

Kenny Imery-Bonilla: Effects of Varying pCO2 on Maternal Input during Oogenesis 

Daniel Knauss: Epigenetic Responses of Strongylocentrotus purpuratus to Elevated CO2 Levels 

Veronica Mandujano: The Migration Industry 

Kyle McGrath: Creativity and Resilience 

Charles Mills: Nitroso - Mediated Radical Coupling to Generate Hindered Anilines

Andrea Mora: Barriers to Help Seeking among Latino / a Parents 


Undergraduate Student Research