The NIH Department of Bioethics welcomes applications for fully funded two-year postbaccalaureate and postdoctoral research fellowships. Fellows are central to the activities and intellectual life of our interdisciplinary department, including weekly bioethics seminars, case conferences, ethics consultations, IRB deliberations, and other educational opportunities at NIH. They study ethical issues related to biomedical research, clinical practice, genetics, biotechnology, public health, health policy, population health and health disparities, and other important issues in bioethics. They also conduct mentored theoretical and empirical research. For a typical fellow, this research yields multiple first-authored publications in academic journals. We do not require or expect bioethics experience and encourage anyone with a strong interest to apply.

Fellowships begin in September of each year. Stipends are determined by NIH Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) guidelines.

Applicants for the post-doctoral fellowship must have completed a doctoral degree no more than 5 years prior to the start date of the fellowship. Postdoctoral applications are welcome from philosophy, law, medicine, social sciences and other disciplines. U.S. and non-U.S. citizens are eligible for post-doctoral fellowships.


January 1, 2024

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