The fellowship, supported by a generous gift from Dale and Elizabeth Hanson, is designed to support student research in ethics. The student’s research might be an extension of course work, but the work itself should deal with issues that the student is not able to examine through current course offerings.
Activities supported by this fellowship include, but are not limited to, traditional academic research. All fellowship recipients will work with a designated faculty member who will oversee the projects and organize communications between recipients to encourage the exchange of ideas. Recipients will be expected to produce some product at the end of the fellowship. A likely outcome would be an academic paper, but other possibilities can be discussed with the faculty director. Recipients may also be asked to make a public presentation based on their research.
Successful applicants receive a stipend of $1,600 up front and can apply for up to another $500 to defer the cost of research materials and other expenses.