S. Erving Severtson Research Fellowship Forest Foundation Undergraduate Research Program

(No fellowships will be awarded for 2021-2022)

In May 2000, a grant was awarded to the Division of Social Sciences for a student-faculty research program to honor S. Erving Severtson. Endowed by the Forest Foundation, the grant seeks to encourage joint student and faculty research by providing financial assistance. For student researchers, the grant covers up to $500 for project expenses and a $2500 award per student. Faculty are also eligible for up to $1100 for travel and other project expenses per project. The competitive application process is open to any interested faculty in the Division of Social Sciences and declared Social Science majors. The faculty project coordinator must submit a completed application package comprised of both faculty and student application forms and student transcripts. (A separate application is required for each project.) The Division of Social Sciences Chairs’ Council will review all submissions and notify applicants of its decisions. By its very nature, the DSS Chairs’ Council is an interdisciplinary group of scholars and application materials need to be prepared with this audience in mind.

For the Student and Faculty Applications, please see Documents and Forms

The Raphael Lemkin Essay Competition

Dedicated to the man who named “The Crime with No Name”

Click here for more info and deadline for submissions

Through the efforts of PLU Alumnus and Regent, Donald R. Morken, and a colleague, Mr. Bruce Littman, Pacific Lutheran University has been added to a list of prestigious schools which sponsor prizes and scholarships in honor of Raphael Lemkin. Mr. Lemkin coined the term “genocide” and labored for passage of the United Nations genocide convention which outlaws destruction of races and groups. The Raphael Lemkin Trust, founded by Mr. Irving Young of Haifa, Israel, helps to support the prizes and scholarships. The prizes serve to inspire young people to reflect upon the issue of genocide and to inform them about Raphael Lemkin.

Pacific Lutheran University invites its’ students to write and submit (approximately in February) essays on the topic of genocide. A panel of faculty members judge the essays and awards first and second prize winners the amounts of $750 and $250 respectively. The winners, as well as those who submitted an essay, are invited to a dinner that is held to honor Raphael Lemkin and the Essay Competition.

For specific requirements and deadlines regarding this competition, please contact Dr. Beth Griech-Polelle at griechba@plu.edu.

Global Peacebuilding Award

(2021 Application deadline to be announced)

The Global Peacebuilding Award for Social Science or Global Studies majors or minors, or IHON students who will participate in an overseas service/internship experience that is not a part of a regular J-Term or semester program.

For eligibility qualifications and an application form contact:
Dr Priscilla St. Clair at stclairp@plu.edu
or Dr. Anna Leon Guerrero at guerreay@plu.edu