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Application Process 2021-2022

Apply for 2021–2022 Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellowship by October 26, 2020.
by rmb529 Sep 17, 2020

To apply for a 2021–2022 Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellowship, submit the following materials in a single PDF to rockethics@psu.edu by October 26, 2020:

1.     A cover sheet that includes the applicant’s contact information and signatures of support from your department head and the associate dean (or appropriate administrator). 
2.     A 100-word abstract
3.     Project description of no more than 2,000 words (single-spaced) that addresses the following:

    • Description of the research to be conducted during the fellowship period, with a timeline and expected research products (e.g., presentations, publications, creative works, grant submissions, etc.)
    • Account of the originality and significance of the proposed research and the relevance of ethics to its content or methods
    • Explanation of the collaborative potential of the project, including its promise for building interdisciplinary bridges with REI faculty, engaging with REI research initiatives, and inspiring collaborations that will extend beyond the funding period. Applicants are encouraged to identify concrete opportunities for collaboration with specific faculty when possible.
    • Description of any added value that the project brings to promoting moral literacy and leadership on or off campus (e.g., engagement with student collaborators or community partners, contribution to curricular innovations, establishing institutional partnerships, etc.)

4.     Abbreviated CVof no more than 5 pages

Successful applicants will be notified by December 11, 2020. Fellowship recipients will be expected to submit a report at the end of the fellowship period summarizing the outcomes of the research project and any plans for its continuation. Past fellows may also be contacted periodically for updates on the longer-term outcomes of their Rock-supported research and collaborations.

Please direct any questions about Faculty Fellowships or the application process to Ben Jones,