The University Center for Human Values Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting
The University Center for Human Values supports teaching, research and
discussion of ethics and human values throughout the curriculum and across
the disciplines at Princeton University. With seminar and lecture courses,
public lectures and symposia, a publication series and the scholarly work of
its faculty and visiting fellows, the University Center fosters ongoing
inquiry into important ethical issues in private and public life.
The University Center invites applications from all disciplines for Laurance
S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships. These fellowships will be awarded for
the academic year 2004-05 to outstanding scholars and teachers interested in
devoting a year in residence at Princeton writing about ethics and human
values. A central activity for the Fellows is participation with University
Center faculty members in a Fellows Seminar to discuss work in progress.
Fellows also participate in other activities, including seminars, colloquia,
and public lectures. Fellows enjoy access to Firestone Library and to a wide
range of activities throughout the University. The major part of their time
is devoted to research and writing about ethics and human values.
Fellows normally receive stipends of up to one-half their academic year
salaries (not exceeding a maximum stipend set each fall) for the fellowship
period, which extends from September 1 to July 1. The Fellows' home
institutions are expected to provide at least half of their salaries in
addition to all benefits. A selection committee of University Center faculty
evaluates applicants on the basis of:
the significance of their proposed research and its relevance to the
purposes of the University Center;
the quality of their previous research and their ability to benefit from the
activities of the University Center; and
the contribution they are likely to make to higher education in the future
through teaching and writing about ethics and human values.
Applicants typically have a doctorate or a professional post-graduate degree
and cannot be in the process of writing a dissertation.
How to apply:
For fellowships beginning in September 2004, applicants need to submit all
of the following by Wednesday, December 3, 2003:
a curriculum vitae;
a scholarly paper written in the past three years;
a statement (no more than 1,500 words) describing the proposed research
an information summary form, available at the University Center website
two letters of reference sent directly to the University Center by the
a confidential statement on a separate sheet that indicates the applicant's
salary for the current academic year, what financial support their home
institution and other sources are likely to provide, and what support they
are likely to need from the University Center. This confidential information
will not be presented to the faculty committee.
Recipients of the Laurance S. Rockefeller Fellowships for 2004-05 will be
announced by March 15, 2004.
Application material should be sent to the address below.
University Center for Human Values
304 Louis Marx Hall
Princeton, New Jersey 08544-1006
Phone: (609) 258-4798
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Visit the website at http://www.princeton.edu/values