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Application for Funding from the Prindle Institute for Support of an Ethics-Related Event

The Prindle Institute is interested in funding projects that have an integral relation to ethics. There are at least two ways that a project can meet this requirement. First, the project might have as one of its components the explicit examination of a clearly identified ethical question or issue. In that case, we ask that the proposal make it clear how the project will address the relevant ethical question or issue. Second, the project might not include formal discussion of an ethical issue as one of its components, but it might be a project that is nevertheless highly likely to provoke ethical reflection on the part of its audience. In that case, we ask that the proposal identify the relevant ethical questions or issues and provide a brief explanation of how the project will provoke reflection on such questions or issues in the minds of its audience. Projects of either type may also involve the implementation and/or application.

Note: It is not sufficient for Prindle funding that visitors (a) do ethically important work or (b) will present content that is ethically important. Almost all literature, poetry, art, and history, for instance, satisfy those criteria, but Prindle funding aims to support something more -- the richly integrated critical discussion of the ethical content/important work. As part of your proposal, please articulate how you see your event developing, as a (if not the) core focus, a rich, critical discussion of ethical themes.

We may share your request with other departments/programs to ask if they would require attendance or make it a punch card event.

Indicate whether sponsors are being considered, have been contacted, or have committed already (in which case, list the dollar amount committed). Support from multiple sources demonstrates that there are more campus constituencies that have a stake in the event. Because of this, we have a preference for proposals that solicit support from other campus organizations.