How to Apply

Student applications are now being accepted through February 17, 2017.


Bass Connections summer program expectations: 

Students accepted to a Bass Connections: Brain & Society team are expected to complete a summer component AND two semesters of independent study with the project team. Summer components range from 6-10 weeks in length, and dates are indicated for each team. Students receive a living stipend for their summer work, but are expected to acquire their own housing. The required two semesters of independent study MAY qualify for independent study credit within the student’s major, depending upon the nature of the project and major’s requirements. Projects not aligning with major requirements will receive credit through the Trinity College Independent Study Course. Students are expected to work approximately 40 hours per week during the summer component.

Prior research experience is not required.

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