FASPE annually selects 12-18 Fellows in each of its five fellowship programs: Business, Journalism, Law, Medical, and Seminary. These are open to American and international graduate students in professional schools and early-career professionals.

For details about eligibility, see the relevant section below. All FASPE programs are non-denominational. Candidates of all religious, ethnic, cultural, and national backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


2019 PROGRAM DATES

May 25, 2019 – June 7, 2019: Business, Journalism and Law 

June 15, 2019 – June 28, 2019: Medical and Seminary 


The application DEADLINE for each program is Friday, December 28, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST 


ELIGIBILITY 

Business: FASPE Business applicants must be actively pursuing a career in business and fit into one of the following three categories: 1) be enrolled in an MBA or MSc program at the time of their application; 2) have completed their MBA or MSc degree between May 2017 and January 2019 and be working as a business professional; or 3) have completed an undergraduate degree in any field between May 2014 and May 2016 and be working as a business professional. 

Journalism: FASPE Journalism applicants must be interested in journalism as a career and fit into one of the following two categories: 1) be enrolled in a graduate program of any kind and planning to work as a journalist; 2) be working as a journalist with an undergraduate degree in any field received between May 2014 and May 2018 or a graduate degree in any field received between May 2017 and January 2019.

Law: FASPE Law applicants must either be enrolled in a JD or LLM program (or equivalent program, including traineeships) at the time of their application or have received a JD or LLM between May 2017 and January 2019. 

Medical: FASPE Medical applicants must fit into one of three categories: 1) be enrolled in an MD or DO program (or equivalent) at the time of their application; 2) have an MD or DO (or equivalent) and be working towards a subsequent bioethics, public health or doctoral degree; or 3) have received an MD or DO between May 2017 and January 2019 and be enrolled in a residency program. 

Seminary: FASPE Seminary applicants must either be enrolled in graduate school preparing for work as a religious leader at the time of application or they must be working as clergy with a relevant graduate degree received between May 2017and January 2019. Those applying as students may be studying at a seminary, divinity school, rabbinical school, Muslim chaplaincy program or other graduate program related to religious training.


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Eligibility  

FASPE Business applicants must be actively pursuing a career in business and fit into one of the following three categories: 1) be enrolled in an MBA or MSc program at the time of their application; 2) have completed their MBA or MSc degree between May 2017 and January 2019 and be working as a business professional; or 3) have completed an undergraduate degree in any field between May 2014 and May 2016 and be working as a business professional. 


Description  

FASPE is an intensive two-week study program in professional ethics and ethical leadership taking place in Berlin, Krakow, and Oswiecim (the location of the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz). FASPE Business approaches the study of professional ethics by examining the actions and choices of German businesses and business professionals in executing and/or enabling Nazi policies. It then draws on this historical example to help Business Fellows grasp their role as influencers in their communities and to identify and confront the ethical issues currently facing businesses and business professionals. 

FASPE Business has developed its own curriculum of small group discussions, case studies, and lectures that are connected to the history and historical sites the program explores. Faculty leadership is provided by recognized academics, practicing professionals, historians and ethicists.  

Interdisciplinary work and exchanges are also a core component of the fellowship program and the FASPE alumni network. FASPE Business Fellows travel with FASPE Journalism and FASPE Law Fellows, allowing Fellows in each program to benefit from cross-disciplinary perspectives and discussions. 

FASPE Business is neither a Holocaust studies course nor a genocide prevention program. Rather, the curriculum is designed to challenge Fellows to critically examine constructs, current developments, and issues that raise ethical concerns for individual business professionals in the contemporary settings in which they work.  

FASPE seeks Fellows who are interested in engaging in discussions with their co-Fellows and faculty and who have the intellectual and emotional maturity to unpack difficult and controversial issues responsibly and respectfully in small group settings. FASPE selects its Fellows on the basis of their academic background, personal and professional experiences, capacity for leadership and ability to contribute to the program and the alumni community. 

All applications are welcome and reviewed.  

To learn more about FASPE Business, please visit the Business page under the Programs tab on the FASPE website.


Short Essay Questions 

Please answer parts (a) and (b) for question 1, question 2 in full, and either part (a) or (b) in question 3. 


1. Describe your interest in the program by answering each (a) and (b): 

a. Why are you interested in FASPE Business? (200 words maximum) 

AND 

b. How will you enrich FASPE both as a Business Fellow during the program and as a member of our alumni community following the program? (200 words maximum) 


2. Identify and describe an ethical concern you have about how businesses or business professionals operate. In your response, discuss potential causes of the ethical issue you identified and how you think an individual business person can and should respond. (400 words maximum) 


3. Please respond to one of the questions below: 

a. Write about a time when you had to make a difficult decision as a leader or observed a mentor/colleague making a difficult decision in a leadership role. How did you decide what to do or how did your mentor/colleague handle the situation? In retrospect, were these adequate and appropriate responses? (350 words maximum) 

OR 

b. Who is an influential person in the business community whom you admire? What qualities, capacities and actions does he/she exhibit that inform your approach to the practice of business? (Note: this person need not be universally seen as influential, and this person can be historical or contemporary.) (350 words maximum) 

Eligibility: FASPE Journalism applicants must be interested in journalism as a career and fit into one of the following two categories: 1) be enrolled in a graduate program of any kind and planning to work as a journalist; 2) be working as a journalist with an undergraduate degree in any field received between May 2014 and May 2018 or a graduate degree in any field received between May 2017 and January 2019.


Description: FASPE is an intensive, two-week study program in professional ethics and ethical leadership taking place in Berlin, Krakow, and Oswiecim (the location of the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz). FASPE Journalism approaches the study of professional ethics by examining the actions and choices of German and international journalists in covering and enabling Nazi policies. It then draws on this historical example to help Journalism Fellows grasp their role as influencers in their field and in their communities and to identify and confront the ethical issues currently facing practicing journalists and media outlets at large.

FASPE Journalism has developed its own curriculum of small group discussions, case studies, and lectures that are connected to the history and historical sites the program explores. Faculty leadership is provided by recognized academics, practicing journalists, historians, and ethicists.

Interdisciplinary work and exchanges are also a core component of the fellowship program and the FASPE alumni network. FASPE Journalism Fellows travel with FASPE Business and FASPE Law Fellows, allowing Fellows in each program to benefit from cross-disciplinary perspectives and discussions. 

FASPE Journalism is neither a Holocaust studies course nor a genocide prevention program. Rather, the curriculum is designed to challenge Fellows to critically examine constructs, current developments, and issues that raise ethical concerns for individual journalists in the contemporary settings in which they work. 

FASPE seeks Fellows who are interested in engaging in discussions with their co-Fellows and faculty and who have the intellectual and emotional maturity to unpack difficult and controversial issues responsibly and respectfully in small group settings. FASPE selects its Fellows on the basis of their academic background, personal and professional experiences, capacity for leadership, and ability to contribute to the program and the alumni community. 

All applications are welcome and reviewed. 

To learn more about FASPE Journalism, please visit the Journalism page under the Programs tab on the FASPE website.


Short Essay Questions:

Please answer parts (a) and (b) for question 1, question 2 in full, and either part (a) or (b) in question 3. 


1. Describe your interest in the program by answering each (a) and (b):

a. Why are you interested in FASPE Journalism? (200 words maximum)

AND

b. How will you enrich FASPE both as a Journalism Fellow during the program and as a member of our alumni community following the program? (200 words maximum)


2. Identify and describe an ethical concern you have about journalism or how journalists work. In your response, discuss potential causes of the ethical issue you identified and how you think an individual journalist can and should respond. (400 words maximum)


3. Please respond to one of the questions below:

a. Write about a time when you had to make a difficult decision as a leader or observed a mentor/colleague making a difficult decision in a leadership role. How did you decide what to do, or how did your mentor/colleague handle the situation? In retrospect, were these adequate and appropriate responses? (350 words maximum)

OR

b. Who is an influential person in journalism whom you admire? What qualities, capacities, and actions does he/she exhibit that inform your approach to journalism? (Note: this person need not be universally seen as influential, and this person can be historical or contemporary.) (350 words maximum)

Eligibility: FASPE Law applicants must either be enrolled in a JD or LLM program (or equivalent program, including traineeships) at the time of their application or have received a JD or LLM between May 2017 and January 2019. 


Description: FASPE is an intensive, two-week study program in professional ethics and ethical leadership taking place in Berlin, Krakow and Oswiecim (the location of the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz). FASPE Law approaches the study of professional ethics by examining the actions and choices of German lawyers and judges in executing and/or enabling Nazi policies. It then draws on this historical example to help Law Fellows grasp their role as influencers in the profession and in theircommunities and to identify and confront the ethical issues currently facing lawyers. 

FASPE Law has developed its own curriculum of small group discussions, case studies, and lectures that are connected to the history and historical sites the program explores. Faculty leadership is provided by recognized academics, practicing lawyers, historians, and ethicists. 

Interdisciplinary work and exchanges are also a core component of the fellowship program and the FASPE alumni network. FASPE Law Fellows travel with FASPE Business and FASPE Journalism Fellows, allowing Fellows in each program to benefit from cross-disciplinary perspectives and discussions. 

FASPE Law is neither a Holocaust studies course nor a genocide prevention program. Rather, the curriculum is designed to challenge Fellows to critically examine constructs, current developments, and issues that raise ethical concerns for individual lawyers in the contemporary settings in which they work. 

FASPE seeks Fellows who are interested in engaging in discussions with their co-Fellows and faculty and who have the intellectual and emotional maturity to unpack difficult and controversial issues responsibly and respectfully in small group settings.

FASPE selects its Fellows on the basis of their academic background, personal and professional experiences, capacity for leadership, and ability to contribute to the program and the alumni community. 

All applications are welcome and reviewed.

To learn more about FASPE Law, please visit the Law page under the Programs tab on the FASPE website.


Short Essay Questions

Please answer parts (a) and (b) for question 1, question 2 in full, and either part (a) or (b) in question 3. 

1. Describe your interest in the program by answering each (a) and (b):

a. Why are you interested in FASPE Law? (200 words maximum)

AND

b. How will you enrich FASPE both as a Law Fellow duringthe program and as a member of our alumni community following the program? (200 words maximum)

2. Identify and describe an ethical concern you have about the practice of law or the legal system. In your response, discuss potential causes of the ethical issue you identified and how you think an individual lawyer can and should respond. (400 words maximum)

3. Please respond to one of the questions below:

a. Write about a time when you had to make a difficult decision as a leader or observed a mentor/colleague making a difficult decision in a leadership role. How did you decide what to do or how did your mentor/colleague handle the situation? In retrospect, were these adequate and appropriate responses? (350 words maximum) 

OR 

b. Who is an influential person in law whom you admire? What qualities, capacities, and actions does he/she exhibit that inform your approach to the practice of law? (Note: this person need not be universally seen as influential, and this person can be historical or contemporary.) (350 words maximum)

Eligibility: FASPE Medical applicants must fit into one of three categories: 1) be enrolled in an MD or DO program (or equivalent) at the time of their application; 2) have an MD or DO (or equivalent) and be working towards a subsequent bioethics, public health or doctoral degree; or 3) have received an MD or DO between May 2017 and January 2019 and be enrolled in a residency program.


Description: FASPE is an intensive two-week study program in professional ethics and ethical leadership taking place in Berlin, Krakow and Oswiecim (the location of the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz). FASPE Medical approaches the study of professional ethics by examining the actions and choices of German physicians in executing and/or enabling Nazi policies. It then draws on this historical example to help Medical Fellows grasp their role as influencers in their profession and in their communities and to identify and confront the ethical issues currently facing physicians and healthcare providers. 

FASPE Medical has developed its own curriculum of small group discussions, case studies, and lectures that are connected to the history and historical sites the program explores. Faculty leadership is provided by recognized academics, practicing physicians, historians and ethicists. 

Interdisciplinary work and exchanges are also a core component of the fellowship program and the FASPE alumni network. FASPE Medical Fellows travel with FASPE Seminary Fellows, allowing Fellows in each program to benefit from cross-disciplinary perspectives and discussions. 

FASPE Medical is neither a Holocaust studies course nor a genocide prevention program. Rather, the curriculum is designed to challenge Fellows to critically examine constructs, current developments and issues that raise ethical concerns for individual physicians in the contemporary settings in which they work. 

FASPE seeks Fellows who are interested in engaging in discussions with their co-Fellows and faculty and who have the intellectual and emotional maturity to unpack difficult and controversial issues responsibly and respectfully in small group settings. FASPE selects its Fellows on the basis of their academic background, personal and professional experiences, capacity for leadership and ability to contribute to the program and the alumni community. 

All applications are welcome and reviewed. 

To learn more about FASPE Medical, please visit the Medical page under the Programs tab on the FASPE website.


Short Essay Questions:

Please answer parts (a) and (b) for question 1, question 2 in full, and either part (a) or (b) in question 3. 


1. Describe your interest in the program by answering each (a) and (b): 

a. Why are you interested in FASPE Medical? (200 words maximum)

AND

b. How will you enrich FASPE both as a Medical Fellow during the program and as a member of our alumni community following the program? (200 words maximum)


2. Identify and describe an ethical concern you have about the practice of medicine or the delivery of healthcare. In your response, discuss potential causes of the ethical issue you identified and how you think an individual physician can and should respond. (400 words maximum)


3. Please respond to one of the questions below: 

a. Write about a time when you had to make a difficult decision as a leader or observed a mentor/colleague making a difficult decision in a leadership role. How did you decide what to door how did your mentor/colleague handle the situation? In retrospect, were these adequate and appropriate responses? (350 words maximum)

OR

b. Who is an influential person in medicine whom you admire? What qualities, capacities and actions does he/she exhibit that inform your approach to the practice of medicine? (Note: this person need not be universally seen as influential, and this person can be historical or contemporary.) (350 words maximum)

Eligibility 

FASPE Seminary applicants must either be enrolled in graduate school preparing for work as a religious leader at the time of application or they must be working as clergy with a relevant graduate degree received between May 2017 and January 2019. Those applying as students may be studying at a seminary, divinity school, rabbinical school, Muslim chaplaincy program, or other graduate program related to religious training. 


Description 

FASPE is an intensive two-week study program in professional ethics and ethical leadership taking place in Berlin, Krakow, and Oswiecim (the location of the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz). FASPE Seminary approaches the study of professional ethics by examining the actions and choices of German and international clergy in supporting and/or enabling Nazi policies. It then draws on this historical example to help Seminary Fellows grasp their role as influencers in their own religious communities and beyond and to identify and confront the ethical issues currently facing clergy of all religions.  

FASPE Seminary has developed its own curriculum of small group discussions, case studies, and lectures that are connected to the history and historical sites the program explores. Interfaith dialogue and work also factors into the curriculum. Faculty leadership is provided by recognized academics, active clergy leading faith communities, historians, and ethicists.  

Interdisciplinary work and exchanges are also a core component of the Fellowship program and the FASPE alumni network. FASPE Seminary Fellows travel with FASPE Medical Fellows, allowing Fellows in each program to benefit from cross-disciplinary perspectives and discussions. 

FASPE Seminary is neither a Holocaust studies course nor a genocide prevention program. Rather, the curriculum is designed to challenge Fellows to critically examine constructs, current developments and issues that raise ethical concerns for religious leaders in the contemporary settings in which they work.  

FASPE seeks Fellows who are interested in engaging in discussions with their co-Fellows and faculty and who have the intellectual and emotional maturity to unpack difficult and controversial issues responsibly and respectfully in small group settings. FASPE selects its Fellows on the basis of their academic background, personal and professional experiences, capacity for leadership, and ability to contribute to the program and the alumni community. All applications are welcome and reviewed. 

To learn more about FASPE Seminary, please visit the Seminary page under the Programs tab on the FASPE website


Short Essay Questions

Please answer parts (a) and (b) for question 1, question 2 in full, and either part (a) or (b) in question 3. 


1. Describe your interest in the program by answering each (a) and (b):

a. Why are you interested in FASPE Seminary? (200 words maximum) 

AND 

b. How will you enrich FASPE both as a Seminary Fellow during the program and as a member of our alumni community following the program? (200 words maximum) 


2. Identify and describe an ethical concern you have about the work of clergy. This concern could encompass the role of clergy in their intersection with politics, culture or society; in day-to-day work; in interactions with the community being served; or otherwise. In your response, discuss the potential causes of the ethical issue you identified and how you think an individual religious leader can and should respond. (400 words maximum) 


3. Please respond to one of the questions below: 

a. Write about a time when you had to make a difficult decision as a leader or observed a mentor/colleague making a difficult decision in a leadership role. How did you decide what to do or how did your mentor/colleague handle the situation? In retrospect, were these adequate and appropriate responses? (350 words maximum) 

OR 

b. Who is an influential person in a religious tradition whom you admire? What qualities, capacities and actions does he/she exhibit that inform your approach to religious leadership or study? (Note: this person need not be universally seen as influential, and this person can be historical or contemporary.) (350 words maximum) 


4. FASPE Seminary is a multi-faith program with Fellows drawn from a number of religious traditions, including Christianity, Islam, Judaism and other faiths. Please describe your experience, if any, in interfaith work. Please also explain your views about both the opportunities and challenges posed by interfaith work. (350 words maximum) 

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