The Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics invites applications for its annual Ethics Research Fellowships. The fellowships are open to University of Manitoba faculty members, and we encourage applications from researchers in all fields. The fellowships aim to support research in the field of ethics. They also aim 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.

Two research fellowships are available. One is open to all University of Manitoba faculty members. The other is open only to faculty members in Arts. The deadline for applications is 16 January 2017.

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 $5,000. In that case, a draft budget will be required, detailing how the grant money would be spent. Recipients will be required 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;

(c) the probability that the proposed research can be completed during the term of the fellowship, and will result in publication.


Applicants must submit a research proposal of not more than 1500 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, the names and contact information of three referees with expertise in the relevant fields, and a sample of recent written work which has a bearing upon the proposed research. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit electronically via email.

Each applicant must also obtain a confidential 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 not later than January 16th, 2017 to:


Professor Neil McArthur, Director

Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics

457 University College, University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, MB  R3T 2M2

Phone: (204) 474-9105

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 Mary Catherine Cartwright Endowment of the Department of Philosophy and the Imperial Oil Ethics Endowment Fund.


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