McDonald-Agape Fellowship in Bioethics at Georgetown University

2023 Call for Applications: McDonald-Agape Fellowship in Bioethics at Georgetown University

Through a generous grant from the McDonald-Agape Foundation, The Kennedy Institute of Ethics is
pleased to announce that we are seeking applications for the McDonald-Agape Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics. The Fellowship is designed to promote the academic career of a junior scholar with outstanding potential for scholarship and leadership in bioethics. We are inviting applications from exceptional candidates for this two-year fellowship, which will begin in July, 2023. Priority will be given to physicians, but those with other terminal degrees are also eligible. Priority also will be given to candidates with a demonstrated Christian orientation to their work in ethics, broadly construed. Some previous education in bioethics is required, but a formal degree in ethics is not necessary. The program is highly selective. Only one candidate will be accepted each year.

The Program
The McDonald-Agape Fellowship is a two-year program of study and scholarship at Georgetown’s
prestigious Kennedy Institute of Ethics. The fellow will conduct scholarly work directly with Dr. Daniel
Sulmasy, the André Hellegers Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Acting Director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. Qualified physician fellows will have the opportunity to maintain practice skills through limited outpatient work at the MedStar-Georgetown University Hospital.
The program will be uniquely tailored to the needs, interests, and background of the successful
candidate. It will include opportunities for formal study, research, participation in the life of the Kennedy Institute, and experience in clinical bioethics consultation. The proximity of the main campus and the medical center provides unique opportunities for interdisciplinary study and collaborative research. The Law Center is also accessible via Georgetown University Transportation Services.

  • Fellows will participate in:
  • The Kennedy Institute-Pellegrino Center joint monthly bioethics seminar
  • The annual Intensive Bioethics Course
  • Formal mentoring sessions
  • The Ethics Consult Service of the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics
  • Additional opportunities include:
  • The monthly Joint Bioethics Colloquium at the NIH
  • Programs of the Law Center’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
  • Coursework for credit or audit may be arranged in relevant departments on the main campus or the Catholic Clinical Ethics Master’s degree program at the Medical Center. The fellowship itself does not support a degree.
  • Teaching opportunities in a relevant department, if qualified
  • Stipend: $70,000 per year (plus benefits)
  • Applications will be accepted beginning Dec. 15, 2022 and must be received by Feb. 6, 2023.
  • Send applications to: Please include:
  • A Cover Letter
  • A Personal statement
  • CV