How to Apply for the Fellowship

Fellows are selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement and the contribution they are likely to make as researchers, clinicians, and teachers to the field of bioethics. We will begin accepting applications for the 2019-2020 cohort in Fall 2018.
Required application materials:

  • online application form
  • a curriculum vitae
  • statement of purpose under 750 words in length, describing the reasons for your interest in the Fellowship, including any particular topics or questions you are most interested in exploring. This letter is an important opportunity for you to tell us about yourself, your interests, and your motivations in pursuing training in bioethics.
  • Applicants should also provide two letters of reference and a third letter from their supervisor or key senior staff person, demonstrating institutional support for the candidate’s involvement in the HMS Fellowship and likely opportunities the candidate will have to contribute to bioethics at their home institution, upon completion of the Fellowship. Letters of reference should be submitted along with the letter of reference form found here.  

If you have any questions please contact Blair Kahn at or call 617.432.5975