KIE Faculty Fellowships

Program Description

The Kegley Institute of Ethics (KIE) Faculty Fellows Program is designed to support faculty members from the sciences, humanities, engineering, education, social sciences, and business, to develop teaching and/or research projects and collaborations with deeply integrated ethics dimensions. Faculty who have ongoing research projects and collaborations that would be significantly enhanced by this program are also welcome to apply. This Call for Applications is for two KIE faculty fellowships, (1) a faculty fellowship awarding one course release for either the fall 2024 or spring 2025 semester and (2) a faculty fellowship awarding one summer stipend ($2,500) for summer 2024.

KIE is particularly interested in supporting projects with clearly-defined ethical relevance. Priority will be given to proposals on topics that could interface with or complement current KIE priorities and programming, including (but not limited to):

  • Ethics education, moral development, and social-emotional learning
    • in K-12 schooling, on campus, etc.
  • Ethics and education in prisons
  • Ethics and law
  • Ethics and STEM
  • Ethics and healthcare
  • Ethics and business
  • Ethics, race, and identity
  • Ethics and immigration
  • Ethics and the environment
  • Ethics and journalism

Those interested in applying should read through the “Program Details” tab and then click the “Apply Here” tab to submit their applications. Please direct any questions you have about the program to Nate Olson (; 661-654-2314), KIE Interim Director, or Kallee McCullough (, KIE Assistant Director.

Program Details


Faculty members at all ranks (lecturers, tenure-track, and tenured) are eligible to apply.

Funding Opportunities

KIE Faculty Fellowship (course release option): provides funding for a faculty member for one course release during a single academic year. This fellowship is designed to provide faculty with the time needed to continue a current ethics-related project and/or to identify collaboration partners and to develop and launch his/her ethics project. We are particularly interested in projects that interface with KIE priorities and programming.

KIE Faculty Fellowship (summer stipend option): provides summer funding (approximately $2,500) for a faculty member to continue a current ethics-related project and/or to identify collaboration partners and to develop and launch his/her ethics project.

Application Process

Applications for faculty fellowships should be submitted in consultation with the Department Chair of each faculty member who is seeking a course release or summer stipend and should include a statement of support from the Chair.

Sample Proposals

These are two examples of previously submitted and successful (awarded) KIE Faculty Fellowship Applications.


1. December 22, 2023: Deadline for submitting proposals to KIE – See “Apply Here” tab for instructions!
2. February 5, 2024: Applicants will be notified of fellowship decisions.

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Please submit your application using the form on this page. If you have any questions about the application process please email Nate Olson or Kallee McCullough.

Application Materials

Faculty members who wish to apply for a KIE Faculty Fellowship should submit the following materials:

  1. A statement of no more than 1000 words (single-spaced) inclusive of the following in .doc, .docx or .pdf format. Please label each section of the statement to distinguish the respective parts, as listed below:
    • The nature and significance of the proposed project. (400 words max. for this section of the statement).
    • A description of the project or projects to be initiated during the fellowship period and a timeline for completion for each project. Please note in this description whether the proposed project is new or continuing. Please also note whether you are applying for the KIE Faculty Fellowship (course release option) or KIE Faculty Fellowship (summer stipend option) (and/or if you are open to either fellowship opportunity).
    • An overview with specifics regarding expected deliverables, e.g., campus event/project, paper presentations, published papers, creative works, grant submissions, or curricular innovations.
    • The ethical dimensions of the proposed work and how it advances the mission and priorities of KIE (
  2. Letter of support from Department Chair
  3. Short (no more than 5 page) CV – please either .doc, .docx or .pdf files only!
Application Form
Allowed file extensions are docx, doc, pdf. Max file size is 2 MB.
Allowed file extensions are doc, docx, pdf. Max file size is 2 MB.
Allowed file extensions are doc, docx, pdf. Max file size is 2 MB.