Awards and Grants

Awards and Grants

Distinguished Service Awards

The Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum (SEAC) invites nominations for the Ethics Across the Curriculum (EAC) Distinguished Service Awards. This award recognize persons who have distinguished themselves as members of SEAC. Special consideration will be given to members who lack institutional support for travel to the Society’s annual conference. There will be two $1,000 EAC Distinguished Service Awards in 2023.

The deadline for nominations is Friday August 25, 2023. Nominations should be sent to SEAC Treasurer/Secretary Alan Preti SEAC’s Executive Committee will select and announce the award winners by the end of August. EAC Distinguished Service Awards are non-renewable

Eligibility:  All members in good standing are eligible for an EAC Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes prolonged service to the organization, including but not limited to serving on the executive committee, organizing an annual conference, coordinating conference panels, mentoring junior scholars, serving as web master, and doing editorial work for Teaching Ethics (including organizing special issues). Award recipients will be invited to give a presentation at the current or a future conference.

Guidelines: Nominations should be made by a current SEAC member; however, self-nominations are acceptable. Nominations should address how nominees have distinguished themselves in service to SEAC.  This includes a brief (no more than 150 word) explanation of their service to SEAC. There should also be a brief explanation of funding issues and a current, short vita or bio. 

Graduate Student Awards

We are proud to announce that we will be awarding one Graduate Student with a $500 award for the best student paper this year.

Also, note that Graduate Student Registration includes a SEAC Membership (see Registration link above for additional details and benefits)

Opportunity Awards

SEAC seeks to support participation by traditionally underrepresented scholars in the life of the society. The grant provides a $500 stipend plus conference registration and banquet.


  1. A faculty member or graduate student who identifies as traditionally underrepresented in the field of ethics
  2. And faculty member or graduate student whose proposal for the upcoming conference has been accepted.

Process for applying for grant
Once a faculty member or graduate student receives notice that their proposal has been accepted for the upcoming SEAC conference, they will notify the conference organizer that they would like to apply for the Opportunity Grant. In that email they should indicate what their anticipated expenses will be to attend the conference, including the registration and banquet fees, and what funds are available from their institution.

Selection Process:
A committee composed of the upcoming conference co-organizers and the Secretary-Treasurer of SEAC will determine, based on financial need, who receives the grant.