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Summer Bioethics Program for Underrepresented Undergraduates

June 3-7, 2024

The application process is now open and accepting applicants until February 23rd, 2024 11:59 PM EST.

About the Program

The Hastings Center Summer Bioethics Program for Underrepresented Undergraduates is a five-day live online program for undergraduate students from groups that are underrepresented in bioethics. These groups include and are not limited to communities of color, Indigenous communities, rural residents, low-income students, first-generation students, students with disabilities, and LGBT+ students. This program is part of The Hastings Center’s efforts to build a more inclusive bioethics community.

Admission to this competitive program is by application. We will invite 22 applicants to take part in the 2024 program. Participating students must commit to a five-day, participatory online program from Monday, June 3rd through Friday, June 7th, beginning at 11 am and ending at 5 pm ET. Students who complete all program requirements, including daily attendance and participation, will receive a stipend of $500.

Sessions include lectures, group discussions, and small group exercises. To meet the students and instructors from last year’s program and view program topics, visit the program website.

If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please email, with “Summer Bioethics Program” in the subject line.

Student stipends for the 2024 program are made possible by the Emily Murray Fund at The Hastings Center.