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Student Awards

The students are the center of the Prindle Institute for Ethics. Most of the programming at the Institute is directed toward students and involves their participation at every level. In addition to the Prindle Prize program, the Institute offers several other types of individual grants and awards to students.

Undergraduate Ethics Symposium

Annually the Symposium affords an outstanding opportunity for student scholars and creative writers to present and discuss their ethics-related work with leading scholars and creative writers in their fields and to participate in significant discussions of ethical concerns. The Prindle Institute will pay travel and lodging expenses for the students whose works are selected. See Call for Essays and Creative Writing Projects and Conference Schedule. For further information contact Linda Clute, Assistant Director,

Hillman Student Interns

This year sixteen undergraduates each semester will serve as paid student interns at the Prindle Institute. The Student Interns, chaired by two Lead Undergraduate Interns, advise the Director regarding student involvement at the Institute. These students provide energy, commitment and multiple perspectives. They also act as hosts for visitors to the Institute, and, most importantly, help to plan programs for students. For more information, contact Linda Clute, Assistant Director,

Ethics Bowl Team

For twelve years DePauw has sponsored teams in the Ethics Bowl competition. Since 2004, DePauw’s teams have won or placed second at the Central States Regional competition six times and moved on to participate in the APPE Ethics Bowl National Championship Competition. The 2005-2006 and 2007-2008 teams advanced to the quarter-final rounds at the national contest, and the 2011-2012 team advanced to the semi-final round, and the 2012-2013 team emerged from the Seventeeth Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Championship as the national champion. Several Prindle interns have been actively involved in Ethics Bowl and the Prindle Institute has supported student travel to the national competition. Professor of Philosophy Marcia McKelligan coaches the team and selects its members. She is assisted by Robert Newton, professor emeritus of philosophy. Additional information can be found here. Any student who is interested should contact Marcia McKelligan,

Student/Faculty Summer Research

The objective of the summer research fund is to increase the opportunities for faculty and students to work together on research projects during the summer. The project and the proposal should be a collaborative effort of the faculty member and the student and should be of value to both. The student is expected to have the qualifications to do successful work and a product from the research is expected by the end of the summer. In addition to the twelve to fifteen projects ordinarily funded by Faculty Development, additional projects will be funded by the Prindle Institute.

The funding will consist of a student honorarium of $3,800, a faculty honorarium of $2,500, and a $400 maximum for project materials. The $400 allotted for each student covers research related expenses but not computers. These figures are based on the assumption that the projects will last 10 weeks, that the student will work full time (40 hours per week) and the faculty members will work half-time (20 hours per week). The stipends will be prorated for projects of shorter duration. (For further information and application forms, see the Faculty Development Web site.)

Sieg and Dunlap Student Research Assistants in Ethics

The Sieg and Dunlap Student Research Assistants are funded by the Lois and Nellie Sieg and Frank G. and Gertrude Dunlap Collaborative Research Fund for Ethics, an endowed research award established by James S. LoPrete '75 and Robert D. LoPrete '86 honoring their grandfather, Bishop Edwin R. Garrison '21. The Sieg and Dunlap Scholars will work in collaboration with the Frederick Visiting Professor of Ethics, the Schaenen Scholar, or other visiting or DePauw faculty members doing projects in conjunction with the Prindle Institute. For further information about the Sieg and Dunlap Student Research Assistant program, contact Linda Clute, Assistant Director,