Other Opportunities


In addition to conferences and courses, there are various other ways to get involved in bioethics. Here are a few we found most interesting!


EACME Visiting Scholarship Exchange Programme

The European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics offers financial support for researchers and students who are moving from one EACME centre to another for their research.

The creation of ties with researchers from differing European countries is especially important for the development of an individual research project of a young researcher. In a unified European context, young researchers have an even greater need for international contacts that will allow them to position their own project beyond national boundaries in an international framework. Through exchanges with colleague-researchers from other European countries, young researchers broaden their personal and scientific horizons, which can lead to an enrichment of their own academic vision.

You can find out more about this opportunity here.


General Medical Council Consultations

A wide range of views and opinions makes for a good consultation. The GMC recognises the importance of involving people in their policy process. By signing up, you will be able to take part in consultations on a range of health-related issues, which can be great practice!

You can register to take part in consultations here.


Healthcare Information for All

HIFA exists to promote global provision of basic healthcare information, enabling people to protect their own health and the health of others. There are a range of ways to get involved in their ambitious but hugely important work, such as joining forums and projects.

You can find out more about opportunities to get involved here.


The Hastings Center Visiting Scholar

The Hastings Center, Garrison NY

The Hastings Center hosts scholars from varied backgrounds; academia, medicine, law, and the media. It is a great chance to spend a few weeks surrounded by others with an interest in bioethics, whilst working on independent research.

For those with limited access to research support, there is the possibility of a partial accommodation subsidy from the Phyllis and Albert Sussan Fund.

There is also The Emily Murray Student Scholarship, which provides one week of free accommodation at The Hastings Center to pursue a research interest.

You can find out more or apply here.

You can also hear what a recent scholar has to say here.


Yale-Hastings Center Visiting Scholar

The Hastings Center, Garrison NY, and Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, New Haven CT

What's better than researching at one leading bioethics center? Researching at two!

There is the opportunity to divide your time between both The Hastings Center and Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics. This will also give you access to library facilities at the university, as well as being part of another fantastically interdisciplinary environment.

The Phyllis and Albert Sussman Fund is also available for this programme.

You can find out more or apply here.


NIH Department of Bioethics Fellowship

Available at both post-baccalaureate and post-doctoral levels, these two-year fellowships give participants the opportunity not only to learn many aspects of bioethics, but support to develop and implement an independent scholarship agenda.

There will be weekly seminars, case conferences, ethics consultations, and IRB deliberations. A typical fellow's research results in multiple first-authored publications in journals.

Fellows will receive a stipend towards living costs.

You can find out more or apply here.


Post-Bacc Training in Biomedical Ethics Research

The Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program seeks applicants for a one-year post-baccalaureate research experience in empirical bioethics research, as part of the Mayo Clinic Graduate Research Employment Program (GREP). Students will participate in educational activities and conduct bioethics research in a mentored environment.

Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. They must also have completed coursework in bioethics or a closely related discipline, and be pursuing medical/graduate school admission.

You can find out more here.