At the core of FASPE are its five fellowship programs Business, Journalism, Law, Medical and Seminary which award fellowships to American and international graduate students in professional schools and to early-career professionals. Every year, 12 to 18 fellows are chosen in each discipline through a competitive application process.
The Fellowships in Germany and Poland
Each program is comprised of an intensive two-week trip during the early summer to Germany and Poland where fellows attend seminars and visit historical sites. The trips all begin in Berlin and continue on to Krakow and Auschwitz. Fellows in the Business, Journalism and Law programs travel together, sharing meals and several interdisciplinary seminars in addition to their discipline-specific classes. Fellows in the Medical and Seminary programs travel together with the same benefits.
The individual fellowship programs are led by faculty who are professors in graduate schools, practicing professionals and historians. The curricula were designed by leading ethicists, practitioners and historians. The itineraries focus first on the actions of professionals in Nazi Germany—so as to provide the fellows with a grounding in the importance of their professions. The second portions of the trips are devoted to contemporary issues in the professions.
FASPE also offers programs dedicated to practicing professionals and other community leaders, including ethics training and workshops onsite at law firms, corporations and other places of work; and an abbreviated, less intense study trip to Europe modeled after the FASPE fellowships.The fellowship programs are only the start of FASPE’s relationship with its fellows. FASPE has a robust network of alumni fellows who continue to engage with each other and the organization, as a whole, over issues of professional ethics.
For more in-depth information on each program, please visit the individual program pages. For more information on how to apply to a fellowship program, please visit the How to Apply page.
FASPE Business applicants must be actively pursuing a career in business and fit into one of the following three categories: 1) be enrolled in an MBA or MSc program at the time of their application; 2) have completed their MBA or MSc degree between May 2019 and January 2021 and be working as a business professional; or 3) have completed an undergraduate degree in any field between May 2016 and May 2018 and be working as a business professional.
FASPE Medical applicants must fit into one of following three categories: 1) be enrolled in an MD or DO program (or equivalent) at the time of their application and anticipate completion of at least one clinical year prior to the start of the fellowship; 2) have an MD or DO (or equivalent) and be working towards a subsequent bioethics, public health or doctoral degree; or 3) be enrolled in a residency program.
FASPE Law applicants must fit into one of the following three categories: 1) be enrolled in a JD or LLM program (or equivalent program); 2) be working in the legal profession (including a clerkship) at the time of their application and have received a JD or LLM between May 2019 and January 2021; or 3) be working as a trainee or similar position after having completed their requisite legal training in the applicable jurisdiction.
FASPE Journalism applicants must be interested in journalism as a career and fit into one of the following two categories: 1) be enrolled in a graduate program of any kind and planning to work as a journalist; 2) be working as a journalist with an undergraduate degree in any field received between May 2015 and May 2020 or a graduate degree in any field received between May 2019 and January 2021.
FASPE Seminary applicants must either be enrolled in graduate school preparing for work as a religious leader at the time of application or they must be working as clergy with a relevant graduate degree received between May 2019 and January 2021. Those applying as students may be studying at a seminary, divinity school, rabbinical school, Muslim chaplaincy program or other graduate program related to religious OR theological training.
FASPE seeks Fellows who are about to embark on their career as professionals, are interested in engaging in discussions with their co-Fellows and faculty, and who have the intellectual and emotional maturity to unpack difficult and controversial issues responsibly and respectfully in small group settings. FASPE selects its Fellows on the basis of their academic background, personal and professional experiences, capacity for leadership and ability to contribute to the program and the alumni community. All applications are welcome and reviewed.
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