Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Research Stipends in Practical Ethics for Undergraduates

The Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions announces Research Stipends in Practical Ethics for IUB undergraduates. The stipends of up to $200 each will be awarded to as many as ten undergraduates for use in research in the area of practical ethics. Projects should address theoretical and applied dimensions of a moral issue in public life. Possible projects might include, but are not limited to, political ethics, environmental policy and ethics, biomedical ethics, research ethics, journalistic ethics, corporate responsibility, sexual ethics, and the like.

The Poynter Center
The Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions is dedicated to studying a broad range of ethical issues in American public life. Interdisciplinary in aim, the Center uses the full resources of Indiana University to initiate research and teaching across traditional academic boundaries.

The Poynter Center promotes moral deliberation about developments in science and technology, the provision of health care, the aims of higher education, the duties of corporate responsibility, and the challenges of democratic life and culture. Critical reflection about the meaning of rights, community, justice, diversity, power, and virtue provide the more general terms for much of the Center’s inquiry.

Research in Practical Ethics
Students at IU Bloomington who are conducting research in practical ethics for a class or honors project in Fall 2007 or who are planning to do so in Spring 2008 may apply by September 28, 2007, for a research stipend. Awards will be announced by October 19, 2007. Successful applicants will present a 20 minute presentation or paper at the Poynter Center in the fall of 2007 or spring of 2008 as a part of the project. Successful applicants will be invited to Poynter Center lectures during the academic year. Reimbursement for expenses will be made to the student’s Bursar account by the IU Foundation after the presentation at the Poynter Center.

The stipend is available to assist students who will be participating in capstone courses, honors projects, and similar research projects. The application process is in the fall semester for fall or spring semester courses/projects.

Please contact Glenda Murray, glmurray@indiana.edu or 855-0262 if you have questions. See the web site for information about previous recipients, http://poynter.indiana.edu/Research%20Stipends.shtml. See the application below.

Research Stipend in Practical Ethics
Fall 2007-Spring 2008

Name _____________________________________________

Year and major______________________________________




Email ________________________________

Name of Advisor or Research Mentor_______________________________

Description: In a paragraph or two, identify the project you are working on or the study you are conducting, noting the connection to the study of practical ethics.

Bibliography: Attach a one-page bibliography related to your project.

Budget: Identify travel, reproduction, or other expenses for the project.

Submission due to Glenda Murray, Program Associate, by September 28, 2007.

Submit to address below or by email in Word Document to glmurray@indiana.edu. (Please state “Research Stipend in Practical Ethics” in subject heading.)