Interdisciplinary Health Care Ethics Minor
Affiliated Scholars Program
International and national scholars in the area of bioethics can be named as Affiliated Scholars in the Institute. In this capacity, they are listed as part of the extended faculty of the Institute of Catholic Bioethics and can actively participate in ICB’s seminars, assist in teaching courses at the Institute, deliver papers at Institute workshops and serve as Bioethics consultants to affiliated medical institutions for consultations, policy development, seminars, Grand Rounds and more.
The Institute of Clinical Bioethics offers e-learning opportunities via the online teaching system, Piazza. To access our e-learning system, you need to register for particular courses or short lectures though the ICB.
If you are a registered student, please click the course or lecture title below and use access code provided by your instructor.
Research Scholarship and Fellows Program
One of the principal goals of the Institute of Clinical Bioethics at Saint Joseph’s University is to carry on collaborative, interdisciplinary research in the field of bioethics locally, nationally and internationally.
- To provide a select group of graduate and undergraduate students at Saint Joseph’s University and affiliated institutions with the opportunity to conduct independent research in the field of bioethics.
- To provide these individuals with an opportunity to communicate their research findings to others within the bioethics field.
Both of these important goals must be met if the program is to be successful. The key tenet to successfully achieving the first goal is for the researcher and a faculty advisor to develop a close working relationship. The second goal is achieved through active participation in the Research Fellows learning and research community. This community will be brought together a few times during the academic year. Consequently, research presentations are of particular importance. In these meetings, research fellows exchange ideas, discuss research issues and problems and share achievements.
- A two-semester research experience, conducted under the supervision of an accomplished faculty member
- The publication of the student’s research paper in a peer-reviewed journal
- Inclusion in a scholarly community through regular workshops, allowing for the sharing of ideas across disciplines
- Opportunities to attend national and regional conferences with the approval of the Director.
- Experience planning and managing a research budget of at least $5,000 ($4,000 for recipient and $1,000 for faculty mentor)
How to Apply
To apply for the Research Fellows Program, a student must meet the following criteria:
- A minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA (undergraduate, graduate, medical school, etc.)
- Be classified as a full-time junior or senior undergraduate student, full time graduate student or full-time medical student/intern/resident at the time of application
Applications for the Gustafson Research Fellow’s program are accepted each spring semester on March 1 for the following summer, fall and spring semesters. Prospective research fellows are encouraged to identify a potential faculty advisor and begin developing a research project early in the fall semester of the year prior to their application.
As part of the application, applicants are requested to submit an 8 to 10-page proposal to the Gustafson Research Fellows Advisory Committee that describes the research the applicant intends to undertake and identifies a faculty advisor. The applicant should also submit 2 letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to your research abilities. The proposal and letters of recommendation should be submitted via email to Theresa O’Doherty at firstname.lastname@example.org. Files should be in Microsoft Word and in Times New Roman font.
Research Fellows' applications and proposals are reviewed by members of the Gustafson Research Fellows Advisory Committee , which is primarily comprised of faculty and administrators at Saint Joseph’s University. Viable projects typically contribute new, relevant information to the student’s chosen field and are feasible within the timeframe allowed (one academic year).
Applicants may be asked to revise and resubmit their proposals before final acceptance.
Applicants are notified of their acceptance by approximately May 1. After acceptance, incumbent research fellows are encouraged to apply for other supplementary funding opportunities.
Any questions or requests for more information about the program may be directed to Theresa O’Doherty.