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Practical ethics grants available to undergraduates, application deadline approaching

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The Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics invites Harvard College students to apply for Lester Kissel Grants in Practical Ethics to support research and writing that makes contributions to the understanding of practical ethics. A number of grants will be awarded on a competitive basis for projects to be conducted during the summer of 2007. The projects may involve research for senior theses, case studies for use in courses, essays or articles for publication, or similar scholarly endeavors that explore issues in practical ethics.

The grant provides the recipient with an award of up to $3,000, which can be used to cover expenses or as a stipend to enable recipients to pursue research in lieu of summer employment. Applications should include a description of the project and the applicant’s preparation for the project, a statement of the project’s potential value to the student and to the understanding of practical ethics, and a proposed budget.

The deadline for applications is March 15. Successful applicants are expected to submit a brief progress report on Aug. 1 and a final report by Oct. 1, together with the product of the work. For application forms and for further information about the grants, contact Stephanie Dant in the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics, (617) 495-1336 or at

The Kissel Grants in Practical Ethics are made possible by a gift from the late Lester Kissel, a graduate of Harvard Law School and longtime benefactor of Harvard’s ethics programs and activities.