Information for Trellis students
These documents and related resources are intended for graduate students who have already been selected and are currently participating in Horticulture CRSP Trellis Fund projects.
Please view this first: Our funding instructions tell you how to make your travel arrangements, who to contact, when to do what, and which forms to file. Documents listed below with (*) are those you will need to submit to Horticulture CRSP.
Travel and funding instructions
- Visa requirements (pdf)
Basic information about fees and requirements about traveling to these particular countries. More information about traveling to each of these countries is also available from the U.S. Department of State.
- *Pre-travel request form (doc)
Horticulture CRSP needs to know your dates of travel at least 3-4 weeks in advance to work on travel arrangements. Then complete and submit this form once you have your travel arranged, but before you leave the country.
- *Reimbursement request form (doc)
Make sure to keep your lodging receipts and use this form to file for reimbursement after you return.
Forms for reporting activities
- *Monthly reports (doc)
You will submit this report monthly, for each of the six months of your project's activities.
- *Trip report form (docx)
After you travel, you will submit this form summarizing your experiences. Please make sure to include any details that you found particularly noteworthy — surprises, accomplishments, positive or negative highlights. Here is a completed trip report as an example.
Questions, tips and advice
- *Questions to ask Trellis organizations during travel (doc)
We strongly suggest that you use this as a survey to learn more the organization you are working with and local agricultural issues. Please send us a copy of any responses you record.
- Advice from 2011 Trellis student participants (pdf)
Some comments from our exit survey last year
- Telling your Trellis story (pdf)
Photo requests and tips from Horticulture CRSP for sharing your experiences
- USAID photo guide (pdf) from the USAID Graphic Standards Manual
- Suggested agricultural resources (pdf)
Links to online knowledge banks with horticultural information that is pertinent internationally.
Information about the Horticulture CRSP Trellis Fund
Our main Trellis Fund web page has a wealth of information about the Trellis Fund, including links to these potentially useful items:
Connect with us: We also have a Facebook group for Trellis students (link prompts log-in) for networking and sharing advice between fellow Trellis student participants, past and present. Please join us there and feel free to post questions and share your thoughts.
If you share about your experiences publicly — whether through a blog, Twitter, in a campus newsletter, online or in print — please make sure to share these with us too.