Trinity Financial Fellowship in Urban Studies
My thesis will explore the effects of New York City home ownership
programs in the Northwest Bronx. My research will focus on how these
programs consider the density of home ownership and how, if at
all, dense urban living is perceived as an imperfect fulfillment of
the "American Dream."
I want to turn a part of the public space of the Bronx into a better
place for residents. My thesis will include the observation of public
space, interviews and research on the best achievements and guiding
theories of urban design. The thesis will formulate and model a design plan
that I believe would make public space in the Bronx more enjoyable.
The Trinity Financial Fellowship supports the academic research of two outstanding Urban Studies undergraduate majors at Fordham University as they complete their senior internship and thesis. The Fellowship, with a $2,800 stipend, will be awarded to students proposing an internship and thesis that connects with the efforts of community groups to revitalize distressed areas in the Bronx. Participants in the Trinity Financial Fellowship produce senior theses related to social and economic concerns, community and cultural initiatives, the built environment and environmental justice. The project culminates with student presentations at the Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium. The projects will be published in the Fordham Undergraduate Research Journal and on the Urban Studies website.
Eligible students must be entering their senior year. Application materials will be available in March 2013.
Questions regarding the Fellowship should be directed to Dr. Gilbertson, Trinity Financial Fellowship Advisor by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.