Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the visiting scholar program is suspended until further notice.

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The Hastings Center welcomes scholars in all disciplines and practitioners from health care, law, education, journalism, and other fields to our Garrison, N.Y. campus for independent research on bioethics. Learn more and apply here.

Undergraduates can apply for the Emily Murray Student Scholarship.

 Visiting Scholar Spotlight


Accommodations, Fees, and Typical Expenses

The Hastings Center offers two on-site self-catering options, both with work space and internet access:

  • Campus-style accommodation in a three-bedroom apartment for up to three visiting scholars (no spouses/partners), at a per person cost of U.S. $200 per week, utilities included
  • One-bedroom private apartment (spouse/partner welcome) at a cost of U.S. $300 per week, utilities included

Both apartments are on the second floor of the Annex and are reachable by stairs; there is no elevator in this building.

Accommodations are rented on a weekly basis; the minimum rental is one week. A security deposit of one week is required upon arrival. A 5.5% fee to cover handling charges will be added to payments made with non-U.S. credit cards.

Children, guests, and animals cannot be accommodated in the apartments.

While most visiting scholars stay on-site, some visitors stay off-site and commute to the Center.

Visiting scholars are responsible for their own expenses, which, in addition to the cost of accommodations, typically include travel to and from The Hastings Center, groceries, and meals. Visiting scholars with cars can park at The Hastings Center at no cost. Visiting scholars without cars can arrange with staff to be taken to the nearby village of Cold Spring for food shopping.

Yale-Hastings Center Visiting Scholar Program

Visiting scholars can apply to divide their period of residence between The Hastings Center and the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Accommodations in New Haven are available at bed and breakfast inns. Visiting scholars who take part in the joint program are responsible for their expenses at both institutions and for transportation between The Hastings Center and Yale. For more information, see the Yale-Hastings Program in Ethics and Health Policy.

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