Action Research Center


Through the leadership and generosity of IWU alums, ARC is proud to offer fellowship opportunities to current IWU students. There are two fellowship opportunities available: the Elizabeth Weir Fellowship for Action Research and the Todd Zoellick Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship.

Weir Fellows work on projects that have been thoughtfully developed using action research strategies. Projects should make a meaningful impact on the community and candidates are encouraged to develop projects that connect the local and the global. Weir Fellows are selected by a panel of IWU faculty and staff.

The Zoellick Fellow will launch a social entrepreneurship project that operates both as a sustainable business model and produces a valuable social benefit. The Zoellick Fellow will be selected through a competitive process involving a written proposal and also a live presentation and Q&A session with finalists. In addition to the monetary award, the Zoellick fellow will also be assigned a local small business owner as a community mentor and receive support from the IWU Business department faculty.

Each ARC fellow will be awarded up to $1500 each. Fellows can use the award as income or to assist in project development. Up to two Weir fellowships will be granted and one Zoellick fellowship will be granted.

Applications are available in the fall and fellowships occur in the spring semester.   Students interested in the Weir Fellowship should contact ARC for more information.

2013 Weir Fellows: Dave McGrath & Nettie Rauch

2012 Weir Fellows: Danny Kenny & Ryan Dyar

2011 Weir Fellow: Kaitlyn Fancher & Matt Hill