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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 2018

"The Political Economy of Domestic Violence," with Dr. Timothy Taylor & Dr. Jeremy Cook

"Encouraging Reasoned Deliberation and Compromise on Economic Issues in a Moralized Political Climate," with Dr. Kristin Garrett

“The Effectiveness of Microfinance in Business Development and Poverty Alleviation.” with Dr. Paul Lee


  • 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)


The application deadline for Summer 2018 has passed. Please look forward to opportunities in Summer 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.