Lindmark Application Process

Application Materials:

1. 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/management and/or professional ethics within a particular fieledof discipline. Please be sure to clarify within which specific profession or field the ethical question is situated.
  • Indicates what ethical behavior would be examined by the research. If applicants choose to focus on a policy-related ethical matter, versus a particular ethical behavior, they will need to clarify how this policy impacts a particular profession. Please note, preference will be given to students who make a connection to policies focused on business. 
  • 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.

2. 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.

3. Resume.

4. Current unofficial transcript.

For helpful tips on how to write a résumé, as well as interviewing techniques, please visit the XPD Website. For help regarding your research proposal, please schedule an appointment with the CSB/SJU Writing Center:


** Possible interview with members of the Fellowship Selection Committee. (Following the committee’s review of applications, students selected to be interviewed will be notified directly.)


  • The call for applications is made late Fall semester.
  • Applications are accepted through early March, with candidates being notified by the end of March.
  • Selected fellows will spend April finalizing hiring paperwork with the Student Employment Office.
  • Research takes place May-August
  • Final projects must be submitted to the Undergraduate Research Program in September to receive completion bonus.