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Research Assistantships

Cutting-edge research with incredible scholars

The relationship between DePauw faculty and their students is unparalleled.  Undergraduates can get the unique experience of collaborating closely with their faculty and advisors through student-faculty research projects. The Prindle Institute for Ethics provides two funds to nurture and support student and faculty collaborative research.  For further information on applying for this funding, please contact Linda Clute (lclute@depauw.edu).

Sieg and Dunlap Student Research Assistants in Ethics Award

Funded by the Lois and Nellie Sieg and Frank G. and Gertrude Dunlap Collaborative Research Fund for Ethics, the Sieg and Dunlap scholars work in collaboration with the Prindle Institute’s Frederick Visiting Professor of Ethics or the Schaenen Scholar. Students also work with faculty members doing projects funded by the Prindle Institute. The Sieg and Dunlap Student Research Assistants in Ethics award was established by James S. LoPrete (’75) and Robert D. LoPrete (’86) to honor their grandfather, Bishop Edwin R. Garrison (’21).

Robert M. and Carol S. Steele Fund for Student-Faculty Collaborative Research in Ethics and Sustainability

This fund supports opportunities for faculty and students to work together on research and scholarly projects related to issues in and topics of ethics and/or sustainability. The fund was established with a gift from Neal B. Abraham to honor Class of 1969 alumnus Robert McKay (Bob) Steele for his career-long dedication to journalism ethics and his service to DePauw and Carol S. Steele who joined DePauw’s administration in 2008 as associate dean of academic affairs and was appointed DePauw’s first director of sustainability. Neal B. Abraham served as executive vice president, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at DePauw from 1998 until 2009.

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