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The Hastings Center’s Visiting Scholar Program offers a special opportunity for undergraduates.

The Hastings Center seeks undergraduate applicants, usually in their junior or senior year, with strong academic credentials and the ability to work independently.  The Emily Murray Fund provides student scholars with one week of accommodation in a shared self-catering apartment at no cost. Scholarship recipients are responsible for all other costs, such as meals and travel.

Applicants must be pursuing a scholarly project, such as an honors thesis or independent study, under the supervision of a faculty mentor at their college or university. Examples of recent projects pursued by Emily Murray Student Scholars include the conduct of research in global health; the concept of personhood in artificial intelligence (AI), and the commercialization of genomics.

Applicants should have a strong interest in philosophy or religion that is reflected in their project.  Successful applicants come from a range of liberal arts and pre-professional majors.

Apply here.  Most Emily Murray Scholars are in residence during the summer.  Applications for one-week residencies between May 1 and August 31, 2019 should be submitted by February 1, 2019. Please contact concerning availability for residencies at other times of the year.