Poynter Center Non-stipendiary Fellowship
Now accepting applications for Poynter Center Fellowships for 2014-15
The Poynter Center announces the opportunity for a non-stipendiary fellowship at the Center in academic year 2015. Scholars who are on sabbatical leave may apply for a non-stipendiary fellowship for fall 2014, spring 2015, the full academic year, or a shorter period. The Fellow will have the use of office space and equipment at the Poynter Center, including a private office with computer and printer, and will be given access to Indiana University’s extensive library holdings and subscriptions. The Fellow will be expected to work on a significant research project in ethics and public life, broadly construed, and to participate in the Center’s scheduled seminars, lectures, symposia, and the like. The Fellow is encouraged to share work-in-progress with faculty and students at IU and is welcome to request occasional seminars at the Poynter Center to present her or his work.
The Fellow must secure her or his own housing in Bloomington during the stay.
Applications are to include:
1. A letter of application, specifying the desired start date and duration. Letters should include a 1-2 paragraph description of the project’s connection to the Poynter Center’s profile and mission.
2. A 500 word abstract and a 2-3 page single-spaced description of the applicant’s research project, along with a statement of progress-to-date.
3. An up-to-date CV.
4. An external letter of recommendation from a scholar in the applicant’s field, addressing the merits of the proposal, sent directly to the Poynter Center.
5. The applicant’s contact information, including mailing address, email address, and phone number(s).
Applications should be sent by mail or email to:
Program Association, Poynter Center
618 E. Third Street, Bloomington, Indiana, 47405
Applications are due Monday, February 3, 2014. Applicants will be notified of the decision by Monday, March 10, 2014.
2013-14 Poynter Center Fellows
The Poynter Center is delighted to welcome two Poynter Center Fellows for the 2013-14 academic year.
Sheron Fraser-Burgess from Ball State University, has been selected as the Fall 2013 Poynter Center Fellow. Fraser-Burgess is an assistant professor of social foundation/muticultural education in the Teachers College, Department of Educational Studies.
Fraser-Burgess is researching the development of an ethics center, tentatively named The Ethics Center for Empowerment and Democracy in Education (ECEDE).
Natalie DeDeo is the Spring 2014 Poynter Center Fellow. DeDeo earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of North Texas. She will be joining the teaching faculty of the Hutton Honors College in 2014 after serving on the faculty of St. John's College, Santa Fe.
The Poynter Center Fellowship will support Natalie DeDeo's research as a complement to her teaching appointment. Her project is tentatively titled "Francis Bacon's Transhumanist Storytelling," and will examine how Bacon retells classical tragedies in order to address unprecedented political and cultural challenges in the scientific world he envisions. Bacon offers philosophical insights into many of the ethical challenges and public policy problems that technological innovations generate.