Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships and Employment

The IU Center for Bioethics offer a limited number of graduate job opportunities assigned on a competitive basis.


Myles and Peg Brand Graduate Fellowship in Bioethics

The Brand Fellowship is geared towards students in the MA Philosophy who have chosen the concentration in Bioethics. These students are eligible to apply for the Brand Fellowship. 

This endowed fellowship may be awarded to a new or returning student in the Bioethics concentration of the Philosophy MA program in the IU School of Liberal Arts a IUPUI. The fellowship award includes a $10,000 stipend from which health and dental insurance will be drawn, if needed. The purpose of the fellowship is to support a research project that concretely applies philosophical/ethical principles to real-life situations in the health care or biomedical research context. The project should connect the student with faculty and resources in one or all the following: The Myles Brand Chair in Cancer Research in the IU Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, The IU Center for Bioethics, or the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI.

Applicants should submit a 1-2 page proposal that outlines the bioethical problem the project will investigate, perhaps, including a description of case study in which this problem arises; the investigative methodology (literature review, case study analysis, data collection, interview, etc..); how this project will contribute to the bioethics field and by what means the results will be disseminated (presentation at a professional conference, intra-institutional presentation, publication in a scholarly journal, white paper for a relevant organization, etc..)

The fellowship recipient will be required to meet the following expectations:

  1.  Identify, in consultation with the graduate director of the Department of Philosophy, a faculty mentor for the research project;

  2. Design, with the faculty mentor, a set of required activities to complete the research project and a timeline for completion of specific benchmarks;

  3.  Complete required activities and produce a scholarly paper, report, or presentation, as appropriate to nature of the project;

  4.  Disseminate results of the project in an appropriate format and venue.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are open for MA students in Philosophy, preference will be given to Bioethics concentration students, and are a year long.  The GA will assist the center with varying projects that will supplement their graduate education. 

Graduate assistants will receive a financial package that may include a stipend and partial or full tuition coverage.  

Internships and Hourly Employment 

The center will often have opportunities for interns and hourly employees to assist with specific center projects. These openings are open undergraduate, graduate, and medical students.

Please visit this page to see current openings.



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