Fellowship in Bioethics
The Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School supports research and teaching on ethical issues in medicine, health, and healthcare policy and practice. The Fellowship in Bioethics is open to physicians, nurses, lawyers, social workers, and others in academic fields related to medicine or health with a serious interest in bioethics and a wish to further their knowledge of the history, philosophical underpinnings and contemporary practice of bioethics.
Fellows attend a weekly three hour seminar designed to explore a wide range of issues, including ethical theory, clinical ethics, research ethics, and selected topics in public health ethics. Most weeks there is extensive reading and a brief paper. During the year, fellows participate in the intellectual life of the Center for Bioethics and are eligible to participate in Harvard University courses with permission of the course instructor as well as monthly Center seminars and various public programs in bioethics sponsored by the Center. The fellowship is a part-time program designed to enable fellows to continue in their full-time job or augment their work with us by auditing courses and getting engaged in other activities at Harvard.
Fellows must have external salary support. The fellowship fee is $7,000. Most Fellows receive this support from their sponsoring institutions, and the Center will assist applicants who would like help approaching their sponsoring institutions with such a request.