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Department of Philosophy

Department Head:

Kristine T. Utterback

Office Associate:

Clayleen Rivord

Ross Hall, Room 220

Dept. 3392

1000 E. University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-3204

Email: philosophy@uwyo.edu

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Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies

College of Arts & Sciences

James Orr Willits Ethics Award

 SUMMER 2018

FOR UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS

Due to the gracious support of the Garber family, three awards of $3,000 each will be made to University of Wyoming students, at any academic level, for summer projects in research or creative endeavor that involve a substantial ethics component.  The research can be conducted individually or collaboratively, under sponsorship and supervision of a faculty member. 

The purpose of this award is to encourage and assist students, in any discipline in the university, who are considering, beginning or in the midst of a research or creative activity, to include a substantial ethics component. 

SELECTION CONSIDERATIONS:

Preference will be given to projects that:

  1. Concentrate on a well-defined ethical problem;
  2. Make a positive contribution to solving an ethical problem;
  3. Have a substantial, clear, developed, relevant, and concrete ethics component;
  4. Utilize a process or methodology for investigation and research;
  5. Are of consequence, and have potential benefit to others;
  6. Are feasible, capable of completion in one summer;
  7. Are original, the students’ own research rather than a segment of faculty research;
  8.  Use the funds for project essentials;
  9. Have a strong faculty letter of recommendation.


ELIGIBILITY:

  1. Students must be enrolled full-time, during the 2018 Spring Semester and enrolled for at least one credit hour during the 2018 Summer Semester (this includes graduate students). Graduate students must be formally accepted in a University of Wyoming graduate program.
  2. The recipients are expected to work full time during the summer on his or her project.
  3. The recipients must present their research to the university community in Academic Year 2018-19.  This might be a departmental colloquium, or a graduate student conference, or the undergraduate research days.
  4. Past recipients of this Independent Study award are not eligible.


SCHEDULE:

Deadline for applications: Monday, April 23, 2018 by noon.
Please submit all materials electronically (as Word documents) to crivord@uwyo.edu

Announcement of Awards: In writing by May 4, 2018 (please do not make telephone inquiries)

Research: Summer, 2018

Reports Due: Fall, 2018 (date TBA)

The recipient is committed to submit to the Philosophy & Religious Studies Department a signed written report (and an electronic copy to Clayleen Rivord at crivord@uwyo.edu ) on the results of his or her project along with a brief signed review and comment by the faculty sponsor.  A copy of the report and the faculty review also needs to be submitted to your department.

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Ed Sherline, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy: sherline@uwyo.edu

Required Application Materials


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Department of Philosophy

Department Head:

Kristine T. Utterback

Office Associate:

Clayleen Rivord

Ross Hall, Room 220

Dept. 3392

1000 E. University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-3204

Email: philosophy@uwyo.edu

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