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Graduate Fellowships

The application deadline for 2021-2022 Graduate Fellowships is March 15, 2021.

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.

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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 Steering 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 $20,500 for one academic year. Awards are announced in early April for the upcoming academic year.

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The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), the Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.