After much consideration, we have regretfully made the decision to suspend our visiting scholars program until we are able to welcome visiting scholars for in person visits to the Center again. 

Visiting scholars and researchers come from around the world to the Center for Bioethics to conduct funded research under the guidance of, and in collaboration with, members of the Center’s faculty.

The Center’s visiting scholars program is for mid-career, early-career, or other professionals whose work would benefit from the programs, talks, lectures and community that surround the Center for Bioethics.

During their visit at the Center, visiting scholars are fully engaged in the full range of Center activities including conferences, weekly lectures, and discussions. Scholars have the opportunity to deliver lectures, engage in formal or informal discussions with master’s program students and fellows, and may present a guest lecture in the master’s and/or fellowship program.

The Center contributes to the success of each scholar by providing office space on the Harvard Longwood Campus, with access to computers, Harvard libraries, and other University facilities.

Application Process

Each applicant is asked to submit a written application and participate in a video interview with the Center’s directors. Letters to accepted applicants will detail the expectations and responsibilities of both the scholar and the Center. Visiting scholars are expected to have their own funding.

The following are the items needed:

  1. A current CV
  2. A statement of purpose/research
  3. A statement of funding support or department support approval.

These items should be sent to: Genevieve Saphier at

Successful applicants will receive an appointment as an unpaid visitor. Past scholars are tenure-track professors on sabbatical, Fulbright scholars, postdoctoral researchers and scholars funded by grants and projects.