Student-Faculty Fellowship Application

Swgart Etihics Fellowship: Student-Faculty

Swigart Ethics Fellowships will be awarded selected Geisel students working collaboratively with a faculty member to undertake an ethics focused project.


The selected Geisel student and faculty teams 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 Olive M. and Joseph F. Swigart Fund for Practical Education in Medical Ethics which is co-administered by the Section of General Internal Medicine, the Geisel Ethics and Human Values Program, as well as, the Department of Medical Education.


Each selected Swigart Ethics Fellowship student team(s) will receive a stipend of $2,500 for the year-long ethics project, and each faculty partner will receive an honorarium of $500. Each project must involve approximately 250 hours of total work total. How that time is spent is at the discretion of the team.


To apply for the Swigart Ethics Fellowship, student-faculty teams should submit a proposal to the Ethics and Human Values Program office, 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 a commitment to meet ≥1 hour per month;
  3. Description of the end point of the project, e.g. paper or presentation or multimedia resource; and