The Kenneth S. Grossman ’78 Global Studies Fund, established in honor of Professor Eugene E. Leach, supports student investigations of global issues that confront humankind in the 21st century. Examples of such issues include human rights, peacekeeping, the preservation of the ecosphere, migrations and diasporas, international health standards, and the consequences of revolutionary advances in information technology and bioengineering.
Grossman Research Grants for Global Studies
All students undertaking investigations in global issues for a Trinity course or under the supervision of a Trinity faculty member are eligible to apply for grants from the Grossman Fund to attend conferences, visit libraries, conduct fieldwork, or offset other research-related expenses.
A faculty committee meets each year in April to evaluate applications and to determine the amount of grants. The maximum grant, ordinarily, will not exceed $1,000.
Students awarded grants are expected to make use of their funding by September of the following year, or, in the case of seniors, by graduation, and to submit a report to the Center for Urban and Global Studies describing the activities made possible by the grant.
The Grossman Senior Research Prize for Global Studies
The Grossman Fund also supports an annual prize competition for theses or senior research projects dealing with global issues. Eligible work includes theses or other projects based on original research undertaken for a Trinity course, or under the supervision of a Trinity faculty member in a student's senior year. Nominations of eligible work must be received from the supervising faculty member in April.
A faculty committee meets each year in April to evaluate applications and to determine the winners.
- First prize will carry a cash award of $400
- Second prize will carry a cash award of $100.
- Prizes and certificates will be awarded on Honors Day.
DeadlineSenior theses or projects should be submitted by the April 11, 2016 deadline for the Grossman Prize.
CommitteeThe review committee for both the research grant and senior research prize is chaired by Isaac Kamola, Assistant Professor of Political Science, and includes Zhengli Huang, Luce Foundation Visiting CUGS Scholar;
Vladmir Kananovich, IIE Visiting CUGS Scholar; Garth Myers, Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of Urban International Studies.
Congratulations to the 2015 Winner of the Grossman Prize
Elliot Barron '15 received first prize for his senior thesis, "The New York Times' and the London Times' Effect on Establishing Neoliberalism in the Early to Mid-1980s".
Nicole Elena Muto-Graves '15 received second prize for her senior thesis, "Trinidadian Musical Influence in Hartford"
Past Winners of the Grossman Prize
All questions regarding Grossman Research Grants or the Grossman Prize competition should be directed to Jane Switchenko
, Student Program Coordinator, Center for Urban and Global Studies.