The Gessell Fellowship in Social Ethics offers funds to enable an independent research project in social theory or social ethics. The project may be an academic research paper or field experience. Projects with a local focus are particularly encouraged. The award recipient will complete the project during the course of the academic year and will submit a final paper and give a public presentation on their research topic to the Sewanee community in April.
This fellowship was established in 2004 by John M. “Jack” Gessell, Professor emeritus of Christian ethics of Sewanee's School of Theology, to provide funding for Sewanee students to do an independent research project in social theory or social ethics. One of the outcomes that Dr. Gessell hoped for through this fellowship is that the recipient will come up with a "social prescription" to address the social ethics issue that was researched.
For more information, contact Sewanee's Office of Civic Engagement.
Application deadline: April
Eligibility: Awards alternate yearly between students from the College (odd years) and the School of Theology (even years.)
Award: Students are awarded a stipend of $1650, plus expenses (up to $500)
Duration of Internship: Academic year
Gessell Fellowship for Social Ethics