Fellowships, Jobs, Scholarships & Prizes

MigVapor Scholarship — We award $3,000 scholarships to students who bring awareness to the dangers of smoking. The scholarship recipients are selected through an essay contest, and essays are judged based on their originality and content. 

There are no costs associated with submitting an application for this scholarship, and the application deadlines are November 1st and May 31st of each year.

More information is available on their website: https://www.migvapor.com/scholarship.

QuitSmokingCommunity.org — We award $3,000 in scholarships each semester to students who bring awareness to smoking-related diseases. This is an essay contest and the winning applicants will be determined based on the content, style, and originality of their essays.

There are no costs associated with submitting an application for this scholarship and the application deadlines are July 21 and January 21 of each year.

More information is available on their website: https://quitsmokingcommunity.org/scholarship/.

QuitDay.org Scholarship — The QuitDay scholarship is awarded to students each year who share their vision for a smoke-free world. Help make higher education smoke-free! Submit your free application online at https://quitday.org/.

Scholarship Award: $3,000 total, awarded to three students

Deadline to Apply: March 31 of each year

Addiction Resource Scholarship
Every year, we select three winners in the essay contest. The winners will receive awards toward their tuition at their respective colleges and universities. The winning applicants for first, second and third place receive scholarships in the amounts of $2,000, $700 and $300, respectively. The scholarship awards may only be used to pay for college tuition and/or education-related expenses. There are no costs associated with submitting an application for this scholarship.

Deadline to Apply: May 31, 2016


Certificate Program in Pediatric Bioethics

NOTE: While the website says the deadline is past, the program coordinators have told us that they are still accepting applications until they reach their limit, and there are less than 10 spots remaining for the 2015-2016 cohort.

Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center in Kansas City is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Certificate Program in Pediatric Bioethics.  The program begins in Kansas City September 10-12, 2015.

The Children’s Mercy Center for Bioethics Certificate Program is a nine-month program taught by faculty from the Children’s Mercy Hospital and the University of Missouri – Kansas City.  It is the only ethics program in the United States that focuses exclusively on pediatrics.  The program is designed to help clinicians understand common pediatric bioethical issues.

Our first four classes included doctors, nurses, chaplains, social workers, health care administrators and policy makers from the U.S., Canada, India, Malawi, Mexico, and Norway. “We want to train teachers who can go back to their home institutions and help others become better clinicians,” says John Lantos, MD, the Director of the Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center.

The Certificate Program runs from September to May.  It begins and ends with an intensive weekend on-site in Kansas City, Mo.  For the rest of the year, students and faculty meet on-line to discuss carefully selected readings and participate in monthly webinars with internationally known speakers.  Each student works with faculty mentors to prepare a project related to pediatric practice.

The program covers a number of key topic areas in pediatric bioethics, including the role of ethics committees, practical techniques in ethics consultation, futility and moral distress, end-of-life decisions, pediatric palliative care, research ethics, biobanking and genetics, enhancement, issues in adolescent medicine, and immunization controversies.  The students read and analyze works of literature, legal cases, and articles from medical and bioethics journals.

We will consider applications and make decisions about acceptance as they are received.  A brief description of the program including tuition, travel and accommodations, and an application can be found here. We hope you will consider participating in our program in 2015-2016.  Please contact us at cmbc@cmh.edu with any questions.

Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute Fellowship
The Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute is now accepting applications for the 2016 Summer Institute. Please visit our website or contact Dr. Elizabeth Yuko (ethicsinst@fordham.edu) for more information. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2016.

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.

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.


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 2016
Deadline: Online by December 14, 2015, 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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