The Berman Institute’s wide and growing array of postdoctoral fellowships are helping launch the careers of the next generation of bioethics scholars.
Each year, the Berman Institute invites applications for the Hecht-Levi Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Bioethics. The Program seeks a few uniquely qualified postdoctoral applicants to begin this two-year fellowship in September 2024. Although an extensive background in bioethics is not required, priority will be given to applicants with at least some exposure to bioethics during their education. The selection process is highly competitive, with only a few Fellows accepted into the program each year.
Application review will begin December 15, 2023.
The Hecht-Levi Fellowship is a two-year program of study and experiential learning in bioethics administered by the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. The main goal of the Fellowship is to launch the careers of the next generation of bioethics scholars, so the program offers a considerable amount of protected time for research and publication.
All Hecht-Levi Fellows participate in weekly seminars or discussions, pursue their own scholarship in bioethics, collaborate with faculty on selected projects in bioethics, and engage in teaching. Each Fellow designs an individual program tailored to their particular goals, interests, and background.
Hecht‐Levi Postdoctoral Fellows have access to a wide range of benefits and activities in multiple schools at Johns Hopkins, including:
- Weekly seminars, presentations and discussions with leading academic and policy makers;
- Individualized research program;
- Bioethics coursework through the Berman Institute’s Master in Bioethics program;
- Postdoctoral mentoring in bioethics;
- Teaching (serve as course director, co-director, or TA depending on experience and background);
- Professional development training;
- Berman Institute’s outreach efforts via social media;
- $62,500 per year, plus health and other benefits
- $2,000 per year for travel/lodging and registration at relevant conferences
To apply for the program, please submit the following documents through Interfolio.
- Personal statement (2 pages) explaining your interest in bioethics, what area(s) of scholarship you would like to pursue, and how the fellowship would advance your career goals
- Copy of Graduate Transcript(s)
- Writing Sample
- Three Letters of Reference