Graduate students play an integral role in the Tobin Project’s efforts to motivate breakthrough scholarship in the academy. By including graduate students in its research initiatives and its wider scholar community, the Tobin Project can help to guide future scholarship toward real-world problems and interdisciplinary approaches to research.
The Tobin Project’s graduate student community includes over 120 students from 13 academic disciplines and 23 institutions, where they are pursuing Ph.D. and professional degrees. Some of these students meet regularly through Tobin’s Graduate Student Fellowship & Workshop and Prospectus Development Workshop programs, and many more have participated in Tobin Project research initiatives.
The Tobin Project considers it essential to integrate the work of its graduate student programs with that of its broader scholar community. These programs, and the participating graduate students, often surface important, under-researched questions that senior academics may not be able to fully investigate. Graduate students regularly refine research and dissertation topics in the context of these conversations by sharing creative ideas and cutting-edge expertise. These conversations, in turn, inform and energize research into emerging questions, including those driving the Tobin Project's extant research initiatives.