The Lindmark Fellowship in Ethics is available to two St. John's students, holding junior standing, to complete a full-time, on-campus summer research project in professional ethics. Fellowship recipients receive $7,000 for their efforts, with on-campus room and board expenses paid by the student. Please note, the research topic of "professional ethics" is broadly construed to include ethical issues in occupations or professions. This year, projects will be prioritized such that one fellow will be selected to represent an issue in business ethics, while the other would represent a broader ethical issue in his respective field of study.
All full-time St. John's University juniors from any academic discipline are eligible to apply.
Eligible students will have held junior standing at the start of the 2015-2016 academic year. As Lindmark Fellows, each student will work full-time, approximately 40 hours per week across a ten-week timeframe starting early June and ending mid-August 2016 (tentatively June 6 - August 12, 2016). Fellows will live on campus and will not be allowed to have any other paid employment during the ten-week fellowship. Twice per month, Fellows will meet with their fellowship faculty advisors.
Please contact Laura Hammond, Assistant Director of Experiential Learning & Community Engagement, with any questions regarding the Lindmark Fellowship in Ethics. The application deadline for the Fellowship has been extended to Sunday, January 31, 2016. On-campus interviews, or internet-based interviews for students studying abroad, may be requested thereafter. If interviews are necessary, selection committee members expect to have completed all interviews by mid-February, with notification to selected Fellows by the end of February.
Students will be selected based on the following items, which should be submitted HERE!
A well-written research proposal of no more than five pages, including an additional bibliography of sources from peer-reviewed journals, books, etc. Students are encouraged to work with their proposed faculty advisor to create a research proposal that:
Identifies the significance of the selected research topic and how it relates to business and professional ethics.
Brings together scholarly literary sources and a specific research methodology that are related to the research project.
Demonstrates how the proposed research project will be manageable for the student and his faculty advisor so that the research project will be completed by the end of the ten-week period and an honors thesis quality paper completed as a final outcome of the work.
Include a specific plan for presentation or publication of the work.
Two letters of recommendation;
One must be from the faculty advisor who will direct the fellowship, and this letter should address:
The suitability of the proposed research project for a ten-week, on-campus fellowship;
The willingness of the advisor to meet (in person or by video conference) semi-monthly with the student regarding the progress of the research and compliance with the conditions of the Fellowship;
The willingness of the advisor to continue to work with the student in presenting or publishing the results of the research and the likelihood that the student will complete the Fellowship and ensuing presentation and publication;
The second should be from someone (typically another professor) able to make specific comments on the project and/or the candidate’s ability to complete focused research.
Current unofficial transcript;
(Following the committee’s review of applications, students selected to be interviewed will be notified directly.)
For helpful tips on how to write a résumé, as well as interviewing techniques, please visit the Career Services website: https://www.csbsju.edu/Career/Students.htm.
For help regarding your research proposal, please schedule an appointment with the CSB/SJU Writing Center: https://www.csbsju.edu/writing-center