FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the study of Professional Ethics), in collaboration with the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, is now accepting applications from graduate students in four fields (journalism, law, medicine, and clergy) for a fellowship which uses a unique historical as a lens to engage students in an intensive program about contemporary ethics. FASPE Fellows are granted an all-expenses paid 12-day trip to Germany and Poland to learn about the roles played by those in their chosen profession in Nazi Germany, underscoring the reality that the moral codes governing the professions can break down or be distorted with devastating consequences. This historical perspective then becomes a launching point for discussions about ethical dilemmas facing professionals active in these fields today.
Fellowships include an all-expense paid trip from New York to Berlin, Krakow, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz) where students will work with leading faculty to explore both history and contemporary ethics. All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food, are covered.
The Fellowships, worth $10,000, are available to students in journalism, law, medical, and seminary schools. Twelve to fifteen Fellows from each profession will be chosen to participate in FASPE through a competitive process that draws applicants from across the country. The tentative program dates for each program are:
Journalism: May 26 – June 6, 2013
Law: May 26 – June 6, 2013
Medical: June 16 – June 27, 2013
Seminary: June 16 – June 27, 2013
Candidates of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The FASPE curriculum was designed by FASPE staff in collaboration with faculty from Yale Medical School, Yale Law School, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and Georgetown University.
To apply or to learn more about FASPE, please visit www.FASPE.info. Completed applications must be received by January 11, 2013. Notifications of awards will be mailed by March 15th.
If you have any questions, please contact Thorin Tritter, Managing Director of FASPE, at ttritter@FASPE.info.
Thorin Tritter, Ph.D.
Managing Director, FASPE
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
Fax:(646)437-4281 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.mjhnyc.org/faspe/
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