Who Can Apply to be a Paul Ramsey Fellow?

We are looking for current graduate students, law students, medical students, and early-career academic, legal, and medical professionals. At present, we are only accepting applications from residents in North America.

What are the Qualifications?

Applicants must have already completed their undergraduate education and should be enrolled in graduate studies or work in a related field.

When is the Next Time Applications Will Be Accepted?

Applications for the next cohort are open now through March 31, 2021. The application link and full eligibility requirements can be found at the Paul Ramsey Institute website.

What Time Commitment is Required of Fellows?

PRI is not a full-time program but designed to supplement early-career bioethics professionals and those completing advanced degrees in a related area of study. Fellows travel to meetings three times a year for two years, usually in the San Francisco Bay Area, for weekend-long seminars and discussions. Fellows are expected to attend all meetings during the course of their Fellowship. In addition, Fellows are expected to complete book-length or equivalent readings in advance of these meetings and may be asked to prepare a very brief (7-10 minute) introductory presentation on a chapter or article from the reading. Other opportunities for related conferences and publications may become available for Fellows but are not required.

Does the Fellowship Come with Any Funding?

While there is no stipend or supplemental funding, the required reading materials, travel, lodging, and meals are covered for all meetings.