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Ethics Event Grant

Students around a table

Student book discussion in January 2019 funded by an Ethics Event Grant.

Are you a Stanford undergraduate or a student group with an event idea that encourages ethical reflection? Please consider applying to the Center for Ethics in Society for a grant of up to $1,000 to help fund your program.

Funding may be used to offset travel costs for guest speakers, cover food expenses, create marketing materials, and to purchase any necessary items unique to the event (such as tickets or books, etc.). 

Not sure exactly what your idea would look like, or how it should be organized? Logistical and "brainstorming" assistance can be provided as well.

Some previous events:

  • A bioethics reading group with SUHPAC, the Stanford Undergraduate Hospice and Palliative Care Student Group.  Students read "Being Mortal," by Atul Gawande's book, and had a facilitated discussion surrounding issues of death and end-of-life care. 
  • An event on ethical hacking for the governmentfeaturing Chris Lynch, director of Digital Services at the Pentagon, hosted by Stanford in Government (SIG).
  • A panel hosted by Stanford Students in Biodesign on bioengineering, the future of biology,  and bioethics, featuring Stanford Faculty members Hank Greely, Mildred Cho, and Drew Endy, as well as Stanford affiliate, Jacqueline Genovese. 
  • A student panel in EAST House, the Education and Society Themed dorm, on the dilemmas faced by first-generation, low-income students at Stanford.

Some guidelines:

  • You must be an undergraduate student or an undergraduate student group to apply.
  • Please try to submit your grant at least one month in advance of your event. For larger events, please allow six weeks or more.
  • If you have an idea that requires more than $1,000, please send it our way — we may still consider it!
  • We may ask for some follow-up materials after the event, such as a short article to publish on The Buzz Blog of what was learned.

Please contact Collin Anthony at with any questions.


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