Graduate Fellowship in Applied Ethics

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Supporting UBC graduate students working in applied ethics

The fellowship will provide a one-time annual stipend of $20,000 plus a research-related allowance of $1,500, as well as access to office space at the CAE in the Klinck Building on UBC Vancouver campus.

The period of the fellowship will be the 2017 academic year (i.e., September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018). Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program at UBC during this period.

Relevant topics for this fellowship include but are not limited to: bioethics, business ethics, environmental ethics, public health ethics, and health inequities.

Students receiving other scholarships may receive a top-up from the Graduate Fellowship in Applied Ethics to a total of $20,000.

Expectations for graduate fellows are the following:

  • Regularly meet with a CAE faculty member who advises on this project.
  • Interact with other CAE fellows and attend CAE events.
  • Organize a lecture by a visiting scholar in their area of interest (supported by $2,500 from the CAE’s Visiting Scholar Fund).
  • Give a presentation of their work-in-progress at UBC.
  • Write a dissertation or thesis chapter or publishable article on a topic of applied ethics.

To Apply

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Applications should be emailed to the CAE acting director Susan Cox and should include:

  • A letter describing the research project the applicant intends to pursue and its connection to applied ethics. This letter should also indicate which CAE regular faculty member or members the applicant expects to work with on this project. (CAE regular faculty members are: Mike Burgess, Susan Cox, Anita Ho, David Silver, and Daniel Steel.) Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact a potentially interested CAE faculty prior to submitting their applications.
  • A sample of the applicant’s written work.
  • The applicant’s curriculum vitae.
  • Transcripts from undergraduate and graduate studies (if applicable).
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which should be from the applicant’s supervisor.