Wheaton College Center for Faith, Politics & Economics

FPE Scholar Opportunities

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If you become an FPE Scholar in a collaborative student and faculty research opportunity, you will work directly with a faculty member on topics that contribute to best practices in political economy. 

Topics for Summer 2019

"The Geography of Generosity: Does Charitable Giving Depend upon Place?" Dr. Timothy Taylor and Dr. Jeremy Cook

“Making the Case for Biblically Integrated Business in a Global Economy,” Dr. Hannah Stolze

“Mental Health, Occupational Choice, and the Gender and Racial Wage Gaps,” Dr. Matthew Forsstrom


  • An outcome of no less than a paper which may contribute to a paper presentation at a professional conference meeting, and/or a published paper with your faculty mentor is expected.
  • Students will receive $9.50 per hour for up to 40 hrs/week for 9 weeks, for a maximum of $3,500.
  • Faculty recommendation is required with application (please give faculty at least 2 weeks prior notice to the deadline)

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Applications Due March 15, 2019



Past Opportunities 


Lydia Granger '19 was a 2017 FPE Scholar and will be presenting a paper co-authored with Wheaton's assistant professor of International Relations, Dr. Timothy W. Taylor, on “Demystifying the Gender Trade Gap: Risk and Mobility as Determinants of Trade Attitudes” at the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) on Friday, April 6.