"Effective responses to environmental sustainability require a new brand of scholarship and professionalism, one that is defined by excellence in marshalling the resources of multiple disciplines and perspectives for the creation of integrated solutions. The Martin Fellowship promotes this new scholarship." Phillip Clay, MIT Chancellor
The Martin Family Society of Fellows for Sustainability, established at MIT in 1996 through the generous support of the Martin Family Foundation, fosters graduate level research, education, and collaboration in sustainability. The Society supports and connects MIT's top graduate students in environmental studies, and fosters opportunities for multi-disciplinary cooperation in both the short- and long-term.
Martin Fellows investigate emerging issues in sustainability, exchange information, and participate in occasional seminars and an annual retreat. These activities support Fellows' development of the collaborative capacity that is critical to the successful implementation and application of sustainability scholarship.
Each MIT faculty member is invited to nominate one outstanding student to become a member of the Martin Family Society of Fellows for Sustainability for 2014-2015. The student should presently be a second- or third-year graduate student pursuing doctoral research and should be a resident at MIT during the Fellowship period. Nominees should be working in, or interested in, an area of environment and sustainability as indicated by his/her clearly articulated statement of interest, subjects taken, and proposed research area. Nominations are due by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 24, 2014. Nomination packets should include:
The Martin Fellows are selected by a review committee chaired by Professor David H. Marks, Director of the Martin Family Society of Fellows for Sustainability. Approximately twenty Fellows will be funded for 2014-2015.
Questions? Please contact Professor Marks (email@example.com), Judy Layzer (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Ms. Denise Stewart (email@example.com).