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Graduate Fellowships

The application deadline for 2017-2018 Graduate Fellowships is February 15, 2017.

The Center for Ethics and Public Affairs encourages teaching and research on ethics, in moral and political philosophy, and in public life and the professions. The Center’s Graduate Fellowships support outstanding Tulane graduate students in these fields.

Graduate Fellowship Application [doc]


Graduate fellows are expected to devote their time to an approved course of research and study and are invited to the Center’s twice monthly Faculty Seminar. Graduate fellows also are encouraged to take part in the broader intellectual life of the Center with visiting Faculty Fellows.


Graduate Fellows are selected by members of Center’s Faculty Executive Committee. Student applicants should be enrolled in a doctoral program at Tulane University and be formally admitted to doctoral candidacy. The Center seeks applicants who have excelled in their fields of specialization, have demonstrated an interest in ethical questions that cut across disciplinary boundaries, and who are likely to make significant contributions to teaching and scholarship in the fields of ethics and public affairs.


Graduate Fellows receive a stipend of $20,000 for one academic year. Awards are announced in March for the upcoming academic year.

Graduate Fellowship Application [doc]