Health Law & Bioethics Fellowship

The Department of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights offers a fellowship opportunity each year for a qualified Boston University MPH student, including JD/MPH dual degree students. The Health Law & Bioethics Fellowship provides one to two semesters of tuition for a Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights concentrator matriculated in the MPH degree program at SPH. Preferences are given to students who have a JD or are in the JD/MPH dual degree program. For JD/MPH dual degree students, the fellowship usually begins after completing the JD program.

Fellowship Responsibilities

Fellows are expected to:

    • complete their coursework for the MPH degree
    • conduct independent research and write a publishable, scholarly article
    • serve as Teaching Assistant for one course each semester
    • assist department faculty in educational and research projects

      Fellows have access to a shared office and computer in the Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights Department. Department faculty are available to advise the fellow with respect to all activities.

      To apply for the fellowship for the academic year beginning September 2014:

      Please submit the following documents by February 1, 2014, to Professor George J. Annas; Chair, Department of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights; Boston University School of Public Health; 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118:

        • curriculum vitae/résumé
        • official copy of law or public health school transcript
        • written proposal for a specific research project and how the fellowship would enable you to complete the project. This proposal should not exceed 2 single-spaced pages.
        • cover letter containing:
          • your schedule for completing the MPH degree (1 or 2 semesters), whether you plan to be a full- or part-time MPH student, and whether you have any external work or other commitments that would affect your availability during the fellowship
          • your proposed course schedule (for classes at the School of Public Health) to complete the MPH degree

          Qualified applicants will be invited for interviews with department faculty at SPH in February.  The Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights Fellow for the academic year 2014/15 will be chosen by March 1, 2014.

          For more information, contact Professor George J. Annas.
          Prospective applicants are also encouraged to contact the current or former fellows for information about the fellowship at 617-638-4626.