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Professional Opportunities

Open Calls for Applications

Seed Grants for Faculty and Researchers

Now in it's third year of awarding grants, the Institute for Practical Ethics will consider proposals for funding of projects that fit institute goals. Applications will support projects completed in the current academic year (2019 – 2020) or next (2020 – 2021).

Applicants must be internal UC San Diego faculty or research scientists. Interdisciplinary projects are preferred, as are projects that involve more than one faculty member and which coalesce around a general theme.

  • Deadline: Feb. 14, 2020

 

Visiting Scholar Program

Applications for terms in the current year (October 2019 - June 2020) closed Jan. 5, 2019, however the institute will continue to accept applications for the current year, provided that space remains.

Full information on these and additional regular opportinies are below.

Opportunities for UC San Diego Faculty


OPEN: Small Grants for Faculty and Research Scientists (Seed Grants)

The Institute for Practical Ethics announced its third call of small grants for faculty and research scientists at UC San Diego. Read the full grant program outline (PDF) for complete information.

The Institute for Practical Ethics will consider proposals for funding of projects that fit institute goals. Applications will support projects completed in the current academic year (2019 – 2020) or next (2020 – 2021). Applicants must be internal UC San Diego faculty or research scientists, and supported projects are expected to be distinct from other faculty grants.

Proposals will be evaluated according to their quality, relevance and impact. Interdisciplinary projects are preferred, as are projects that involve more than one faculty member and which coalesce around a general theme.

Examples of topical areas supported include — but are not limited to — social or ethical issues arising in big data and engineering, climate change, genetic engineering, clinical trials in medicine, biodiversity, nudging in healthcare and empirical investigations into ethics. Learn more about winning grants from previous years.

 

Working Group on Data Analytic Governance and Accountability

In collaboration with the Halicioğlu Data Science Institute, the Institute for Practical Ethics accepted proposals for funding of research projects in Data Analytic Governance and Accountability. Read the full grant program outline (PDF) for complete information.

  • Applications closed Sept. 25, 2019.

  

Visiting Scholar Program


OPEN: Visiting Scholar Program (PDF)

The Institute for Practical Ethics offers a limited number of visiting scholar positions each academic year in order to support advanced research and writing on any aspect of the mission of the institute.

Visiting scholars must have their own extramural funding, but are provided with shared office space, as well as full access to all UC San Diego academic, institutional and recreational resources. Visiting scholars may request for living allowance to help defray costs during stay at UC San Diego. They benefit from interaction in a supportive, interdisciplinary community of scholars and have an opportunity to present their research.

For complete information on the 2019 - 2020 positions, view the PDF above.

Applications for terms in the current year (October 2019 - June 2020) are closed, however the institute will continue to accept applications for the current year, provided that space remains. Interested applicants are encouraged to inquire with Tara Nadeau at ipe@ucsd.edu.

 

Postdoctoral Program


TOPIC:  ACTIVE GENETICS

Postdoctoral Scholars, 2019-2021 (PDF)

  • This recruitment is now closed. The postdoctoral scholars can be found in Our Researchers.

TOPIC:  ETHICS OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND MEDICINE

Postdoctoral Scholars, 2019-2021 (PDF)

  • This recruitment is now closed. The postdoctoral scholasr can be found in Our Researchers.

  

Opportunities for UC San Diego Graduate Students


Working Group on Data Analytic Governance and Accountability

In collaboration with the Halicioğlu Data Science Institute, the Institute for Practical Ethics fellowships allow Ph.D. students engaged in social science or humanistic research to work on a project doing research on the topic of data analytics governance and accountability. Read the full Call for Applications (PDF) for complete information.

  • Applications closed Sept. 25, 2019.

Ph.D. Student Summer Funding Fellowships (PDF)

A Gene Drive Ph.D. fellow and a General Institute for Practical Ethics Ph.D. fellow will each receive a stipend in the summer of 2019. Read the full Call for Applications (PDF) for complete information on these two opportunities.

  • Applications closed March 21, 2019.
Page updated Dec. 9, 2019