2017-18 Swigart Ethics Fellowships

We are pleased to announce that two Swigart Ethics Fellowships will be awarded to selected Geisel students working jointly with a faculty member to undertake an ethics focused project.

The selected Geisel student and faculty team will either conduct scholarly research regarding a specific ethics issue in the delivery of healthcare or develop a local ethics related project to enhance the quality of care or medical education. Awardees are expected to present their project early during the year of the award for initial feedback as well as a culminating, end-of year final presentation and product.

The Ethics Fellowship is sponsored by the Swigart Fund, co-administered by the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinical Ethics Committee, the Section of General Internal Medicine, the Geisel Health and Values Program, and the Department of Medical Education. Each selected Swigart Ethics Fellowship awardee will receive a stipend of $3,000 for the year-long ethics project, and each faculty partner will be given an honorarium of $500. Each project must involve approximately 250 hours of work, total, and could have flexible duration or pacing.

To apply for the Swigart Ethics Fellowship, student-faculty teams should submit a preliminary proposal to the Health and Values Program office (contact: William.A.Nelson@dartmouth.edu). To ensure students have sufficient time to engage in the project, preference will be given to current first year students. However, all students having available time to conduct the scholarly research may apply.

Project applications should be no more than two pages long and include the following components:

  1. Topic statement and project justification;
  2. Description of student-faculty team including faculty commitment to meet with the student at least one hour per month about the project;
  3. Description of the end point of the project, e.g. paper or presentation or multimedia resource; and
  4. Characterization of approximate timing and nature of the work of project.

Applications are due February 1, 2017.

Up to two selected student-faculty teams will be notified by March 1, 2017