James R. Soles Citizenship Endowment

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Through the generous donations of alumni and friends, the James R. Soles Citizenship Endowment has been established to honor Political Science and International Relations Professor Emeritus Jim Soles and his lifelong commitment to public service.

Who was Professor James R. Soles? Read more.

James R. Soles Undergraduate Citizenship Stipends provide stipends for our undergraduate Political Science and International Relations majors to engage in special civic participation projects or public service internships in government or private agencies. Applications for a summer 2014 Soles Stipend are now available.

James R. Soles Graduate Fellowships in Political Science provide support for our graduate students, destined for public service careers, to engage in special courses, internships, field research, or travel. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

The James R. Soles Professorship in Political Science supports a faculty member in the Department of Political Science and International Relations with career commitments to teaching, students and active citizenship and civic involvement, as exemplified by Professor Soles. Professor Joseph A. Pika was named the James R. Soles Professor in 2008. Read more.

Recent Soles Stipend and Fellowship Recipients









James R. Soles Fellows at the Center for Public Integrity

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In 1989, our alum Charles Lewis (Political Science, with Honors and Distinction, 75), currently Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence at American University, founded the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) in Washington, DC. The mission of the CPI is to produce original investigative journalism about significant public issues in order to make institutional power more transparent and more accountable. In 1998, Chuck Lewis established the James R. Soles Fellowship at the CPI, in honor of his professor and mentor, Jim Soles. Each year one of our senior majors is selected for a year-long Soles Fellowship to work at the CPI. If you are interested in applying for the Soles Fellowship at the Center for Public Integrity please provide the following to the Chairperson of the Honors and Awards Committee (347 Smith Hall) by April 15: a statement of interest in the position, a resume, and a letter of recommendation from a UD faculty member. After applications have been vetted by the Honors and Awards Committee, the CPI will make the final decision on the James R. Soles Fellow at the CPI.