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Posted: Friday, November 12th, 2021
JOB TITLE: Specialty Ethics Fellowship(s): Neuroethics, Nursing Ethics, Transplant Ethics 2022-2023, Cleveland Clinic
DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
LOCATION: Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Specialty Ethics Fellowship(s): Neuroethics, Nursing Ethics, Transplant Ethics 2022-2023, Cleveland Clinic 

One to three fellowships are available through the Center for Bioethics in the areas of neuroethics, nursing ethics, and/ or transplant ethics. These Specialty Ethics Fellowships offer specialized training embedded in a clinical area of interest and focused on developing excellence and leadership in examining and addressing ethical issues through the lenses of neuroethics, nursing ethics, and/or transplant ethics.   The fellowship(s) will be in direct collaboration with patient care teams and clincial researchers in one or more of the relevant areas.  Highly qualified individuals are sought for this immersive and personalized program.


  • To develop future leaders in neuroethics, nursing ethics, and/or transplantation ethics.
  • To advance the field of neuro/nursing/transplant ethics, including clinical, policy, and healthcare law.
  • To promote development of skills needed to conduct bioethics research and integrate new knowledge into the delivery of patient care.


Specialty Ethics Fellows will be expected to design and conduct a bioethics research project during the fellowship year(s). Additionally, they will develop ethics consultation skills with specialization within their embedded area. Direct mentorship will be available from faculty in the Neuroethics, Nursing Ethics, and Transplant Ethics Programs. The length of the fellowship will be one to three years depending on fellow’s qualifications, project and needs. The starting salary will be $50,000 plus benefits.


  • Must have obtained a terminal degree such as a PhD, DNP, JD, MD, or other equivalent degree
  • Must have a strong interest and background in bioethics, good organizational skills, and a desire to work both independently on specialty projects and collaboratively
  • Preference given to those with experience in a clinical environment
  • Preference given to applicants who apply by December 15, 2021 (after this date please reach out to learn about ongoing opportunities)


Applicants should submit the following to Sundus Riaz (

  •    Cover letter– including preference(s) regarding fellowship specialization, reasons for specialty interest, and relevant clinical experiences
  •    CV including three references
  •    Sample of a relevant research proposal with proposed timeline
  •    Two letters of support,stating the candidate’s suitability for the proposed specialty fellowship (sent by applicant)


Anticipated start date: July 2022


For further information:

Nursing Ethics: Georgina Morley, PhD, RN  ( )

Transplantation Ethics: Mahwish Ahmad, MD, MPH ( )

Neuroethics: Lauren Sankary, JD, MA ( )

General Information:  Sundus Riaz, MA (

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