In December 2012, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Trinity University a five-year grant to build collaborative research opportunities for students and faculty in the Arts and Humanities. The Mellon Initiative at Trinity devotes these funds to programming in Undergraduate Research, including the Mellon Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURFs) and Mellon Institutes, and towards opportunities in Faculty Curriculum Development. In its execution of these programs, the Mellon Initiative strives to:
- Integrate research experiences into Trinity’s Arts and Humanities curriculum.
- Create and support undergraduate summer research projects in the Arts and Humanities.
- Develop pedagogical expertise in undergraduate research mentorship among Trinity faculty.