The Martin Institute Student Research Grant and Writing and Art Contests
Martin Institute Student Research Grants provide modest funds to students to support the research they conduct, under the guidance of faculty mentors, in the area of Globalization. Grants support the purchase of research supplies, help offset travel costs for research purposes, as well as support travel to conferences for presentation of research results. Priority will be given to students conducting research in any area of globalization studies in support of an Interdisciplinary Concentration.
- The Martin Institute is pleased to again sponsor the annual Student Art Contest and Student Writing Contest. In both fields, a $500 Honorarium will be awarded to one student whose work powerfully and uniquely investigates and responds to the theme of “Globalization”. In addition to the honorarium, the winning student will receive the title, Martin Fellow in Letters/Arts and will have their pieces on display in the Institute
2008 Art Competition
In April, 2008, the Martin Institute hosted its first Student Art Competition. The response was overwhelming with representations of war from a variety of mediums including movement, courtesy of the Stonehill Dance Company, and song, an original adaptation by first year student Lauren DeRusha. . The jury chose two students to become the Martin Fellow in the Arts. Two other student artists received Honorable Mentions.
The first Martin Fellow in the Arts are Kristen Hetzler, ’08 for “Toy Soldiers” Martin and Lindsay Bonvini ’10 for “Revealing the Truth”
Honorable Mentions: Sarah Linnell ’09 for “The Inner War” Honorable Mention: Melissa Crimmins ’08 for “Man with Gun”
The Martin Fellows in the Arts will chair a student committee comprised of the students receiving Honorable Mentions to organize the Martin Student Art Contest in 2008-2009. The Martin Fellows will also serve as Jurors for next year’s competition scheduled for the week of March 30, 2009
No awards for the Writing Contest were given in 2008.