Fellowships and Awards

The Rock Ethics Institute funds a variety of positions and initiatives. Our current funding opportunities are:

Stand Up Awards

The annual Stand Up Awards recognize Penn State undergraduate students who have demonstrated ethical leadership by "standing up" for a cause, idea, or belief.

Humanities Initiative Dissertation Release Awards

Humanities graduate students working on ethics-related topics can become Rock Ethics Institute Fellows through the Humanities Dissertation Release program.

Rock Ethics Undergraduate Fellows

Paterno Fellows are eligible to apply for an REI fellowship. REI fellows receive $1,000 in fellowship support and assist Institute faculty on interdisciplinary ethics projects.

Paterno Fellows Thesis and Research Awards

The Rock Ethics Institute provides financial support for Paterno Fellows working on ethics-related topics and research within or in preparation for their honors thesis.