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Hackworth Grants for Student Research in Applied Ethics
Undergraduate and graduate students at Santa Clara University are invited to apply for grants to support research on applied ethics funded by an endowment from Michael and Joan Hackworth to the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
Grants will be made to support student research that results in a paper or project undertaken in connection with the fulfillment of the requirements of a student's studies at SCU. Applications are encouraged from all departments and schools of the University.
Grants will be made to support purchase of materials or access to databases, travel or lodging expenses, or other legitimate expenses that make the student research possible.
Grant applications may be submitted to Hackworth Grants Committee at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, or to David DeCosse, director of campus ethics, at firstname.lastname@example.org.In addition to the application form (please see the link below), each application should include:
Applications should make explicit the ethical aspect of the project. This can be done, for instance, by explaining how a proposal in philosophy aims at clarifying key ethical values or theories at stake in an important ethical debate. This can also be done, for instance, by explaining how a proposal in sociology intends to categorize or shed light on assumptions about ethical values that are influential in understanding a particular social problem. These suggestions about making explicit the ethical component of the project are only meant as examples. Hackworth Grants are available for a wide variety of projects with explicit ethical significance. Where relevant, the application should include documentation about sources. If you have questions about clarifying the ethical aspect of a project, please contact David DeCosse, director of campus ethics, at email@example.com or 554-5715.
An email request for applications will be sent out early in the Fall and Spring Quarters. Fall Quarter applications will be due in early December; Spring Quarter applications will be due in late May. Specific due dates for applications will be announced in the email requests for applications.
Grants awards will be made by the end of the Fall and Spring Quarters.
Grant applications will be evaluated by a committee of faculty affiliated with the Ethics Center.
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