Lindmark Fellowship

The Lindmark Fellowship in Ethics is available to two St. John's juniors for full-time, on-campus summer research projects 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.

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 2014-2015 academic year. As Lindmark Fellow, the student will work full-time, approximately 40 hours per week, beginning June 1, 2015 and continuing through August 7, 2015. Fellows will live on campus and will not be allowed to have any other paid employment during the ten-week fellowship. Twice per month, each Fellow will meet with his faculty fellowship advisor.

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 is Sunday, January 25, 2015. 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 Friday, February 13, 2015.

Students will be selected based on the following items, which should be submitted HERE!

1) A cover letter from the applicant. This letter must indicate the student's willingness and ability to discuss his fellowship at a specified public forum to be held on campus, to write an honors thesis quality paper on the research, and to submit the paper for presentation or publication. In addition, the cover letter must state that the student will not have any other employment if awarded this fellowship, that he will live on campus for the specified ten-week period, that he will meet at least bi-monthly with his faculty advisor for the project, and that he will work on the research project full-time over the ten-week time period.

2) 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.
  • Include a specific plan for presentation or publication of the work.
  • 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) bi-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;

3) 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) bi-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;

4) Resume;

5) Current unofficial transcript;

6) 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.)

**For helpful tips on cover letter and resume writing, please visit the Career Services website; make an appointment with a career counselor for a resume or cover letter critique too.