Fellowships, Jobs, Scholarships & Prizes

Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute Fellowship
We are not currently accepting applications for the HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Summer Institute. Check back in autumn 2015 for information on applying to the 2016 Summer Institute.

Santander Universities/Fordham Ethics and Society Scholarship
Please click here for more information.

Fordham University Ethics and Morality Paper Prize
All Fordham University undergraduate students are eligible for the Dr. K. York and M. Noelle Chynn Prize in Ethics. The deadlines for paper submission are December 2014 and March 2015. Click here to read 2013’s prize-winning papers. The 2014 winning papers will be posted in the Student Voices section of Ethics & Society beginning in September 2014.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowships
ONLINE APPLICATIONS DUE: November 1, 2014
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships. Policy fellowships provide social scientists the unique opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to national and international issues in the federal policy realm. Fellows share an interest and commitment to public service, a desire to learn about science and technology policy, and a willingness to apply their scientific and engineering backgrounds in new arenas.

Fellows serve in yearlong assignments in the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of the federal government in Washington. Candidates who demonstrate strong scientific and technical credentials, a commitment to public service, strong communication skills, problem-solving ability, good judgment, flexibility, and leadership qualities, are encouraged to apply.

For more than 40 years, scientists, social scientists, engineers, and health professionals have applied their knowledge and technical expertise to policymaking while developing valuable career-enhancing skills in the process. Join a network of more than 2,800 current and alumni fellows<http://www.aaaspolicyfellowships.org/40-intro> impacting policy, contributing to public service, and forging new careers.

APPLY: http://www.aaas.org/program/science-technology-policy-fellowships

ONLINE APPLICATIONS DUE: November 1, 2014

FELLOWSHIP YEAR: September 1, 2015 – August 31, 2016

ELIGIBLITY:
-Doctoral-level degree (PhD, MD, DVM, DSc, etc.) in any scientific, social science, health/medical or engineering discipline Master’s in engineering with 3 years of engineering related professional experience.
-US citizenship.

STIPEND & BENEFITS:
– $75,000–$100,000.
– Health insurance, travel/training and relocation allowances.

HAVE QUESTIONS!
Email fellowships@aaas.org or call 202-326-6700

Fellowship Opportunity: Postdoctoral /Post Baccalaureate Bioethics Fellowship at the NIH

Our interdisciplinary department strives to create an academic environment where our fellows have the freedom and support to develop and implement their own independent scholarship agenda, with guidance from faculty mentors. Post baccalaureate and post doctoral fellows participate in the activities and the intellectual life of the department and study ethical issues related to conduct of research, clinical practice, genetics and health policy. Fellows will conduct mentored theoretical and empirical research on a range of bioethical fields of interest. For a typical fellow, this research yields multiple first-authored publications in premier academic journals. In addition to research and writing, fellows participate in weekly bioethics seminars, case conferences, ethics consultations, and IRB deliberations, and have access to multiple educational opportunities at NIH. No bioethics experience is required or expected.

Two-year positions begin September 2015. Students planning to pursue MD, JD, PhD or other graduate degrees or those who have achieved these degrees are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with Federal guidelines. Applications should include: resume/CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, one or more writing sample(s) that demonstrate analytical or critical thinking ability (not to exceed 30 pages collectively), three letters of recommendation (preferably from individuals familiar with your academic work), and up to a 1000-word statement of interest which may include discussion of how the fellowship fits into your career goals and potential topics you would like to investigate while here. You may also choose to discuss how you can lend a unique perspective to the department or contribute to the department’s diversity. Non US citizens are welcome to apply but MUST have doctoral degree or be currently enrolled in graduate school.

Application Deadline Date: POSTDOC APPLICATION DEADLINE: Midnight DECEMBER 31, 2014. POST BAC AND PRE DOC APPLICATION DEADLINE: Midnight JANUARY 15, 2015.

No bioethics experience is required or expected.
Post-bacs: Must have received bachelor’s degree within the last 5 years.
Post-docs: Must have received doctoral degree within the last 5 years.

Please see the full listing for more details. 

The Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics: Essay Contest 2015
Deadline: Online by December 8, 2014, 5 p.m. P.S.T.

The Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest, now in its 26th year, challenges college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today’s complex world. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and are rational arguments for ethical action.

Open to full-time college juniors and seniors. Winning students are eligible for an internship, and a chance for their essay to be published in a nationally recognized publication.

Please visit their website for online entry and detailed guidelines.

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