The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University invites applications from a broad range of researchers and practitioners who will work over the course of the year on pressing issues in ethics. Faculty in arts and sciences and professional schools, postdoctoral scholars, practitioners, and researchers from industry, government, and NGOs are eligible to apply. For the 2020-21 academic year, the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics will spend a second year focusing on the theme of Ethics of Technological and Biomedical Innovation.
Priority will be given to early career scholars and practitioners whose work closely aligns with this theme, but we reserve some "open" slots for senior scholars and practitioners, and for exceptionally competitive applicants whose work in ethics falls outside this scope. The goal will be to craft a cohort in which all fellows will find valuable intellectual partnerships to support and spur their work.
All Fellows-in-Residence will be expected to devote the majority of their time to their individual projects and to participate in regular work-in-progress seminars. In addition, Fellows are strongly encouraged to participate in the Center's programming, which includes public lectures, themed seminars and reading groups, conferences, workshops, and lunch discussions.
Under this theme, the Center is pleased to offer joint fellowship opportunities with the following Centers:
- Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University
- Carr Center for Human Rights at the Harvard Kennedy School
- Center for Bioethics at the Harvard Medical School
- Center for Research on Computation and Society at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
- Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at the Harvard Law School
Applicants will be invited to indicate on the application form whether they wish to be considered for a joint fellowship position with one of these Centers. If selected, the joint fellowship will offer access to development opportunities and programming at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and our partnering Center.
Before beginning the application, you may wish to have the following information available:
- The title of your research proposal
- Names and contact information for 3 references (no letters are needed at this stage)
You will also be asked to upload the following documents:
- Cover letter stating your background and interest in the Fellows-in-Residence Program (suggested length 1-2 pages or 850 words)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Research proposal (suggested length 3-5 pages or 2,500 words)
- Recent writing sample (suggested length under 30 pages or 7,000 words)
If you are deemed ineligible by the online form and feel that this is an error, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.