The Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics invites applications for its annual Ethics Research Fellowship. The fellowship is open to University of Manitoba faculty members at any rank, including instructors, and we encourage applications from researchers in all fields. The fellowship aims to support research in the field of ethics. It also aims to encourage researchers in other fields to consider the ethical implications of their work, to integrate ethics into their research practices, and to promote understanding of ethics as it relates to their areas of study.

Applications closed for 2020-21.

Successful applicants will be appointed as Research Associates of the Centre. They will be granted release time stipends for three credit hours of teaching or the equivalent.  Alternatively, the applicant may, instead of the stipend, choose to apply for financial support of up to $6,000. In that case, a draft budget will be required, detailing how the grant money would be spent. At some point following the conclusion of the fellowship period, recipients will be asked to present their research findings at a public lecture sponsored by the Centre. A final written report describing the outcome of the research must be submitted within two months of the end of the term of the fellowship.

The choice of the successful applicants will be based upon the following criteria:
(a) the qualifications and publication record of the applicant;
(b) the significance of the proposed research.

Applicants must submit a research proposal of not more than 1000 words. The proposal should indicate the nature and significance of the topic, the applicant’s qualifications for addressing the topic, and the type of publications expected to result from the research. They should also submit a curriculum vitae and a sample of recent written work which has a bearing upon the proposed research.

Each applicant must also obtain a letter from the head of his or her department, indicating that the department is willing to reduce the applicant’s normal teaching load in return for stipendiary replacement funds. Alternatively, the applicant may arrange for the department head to contact the Director via email to provide the necessary assurance.

Previous fellowship winners are eligible to apply. However, priority will generally be given to applicants who have not previously held fellowships.

Applications, and all supporting material, must be submitted electronically not later than January 15th, 2020 to:

Professor Neil McArthur, Director
Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics
Email: neil.mcarthur@umanitoba.ca

The Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics has a mandate to promote interdisciplinary research on applied ethics in all areas of practical and professional life.  Funding for these Research Fellowships is provided by the Imperial Oil Ethics Endowment Fund.