The Stephen and Janet Bear Postgraduate Fellowship in Ethics allows recent Duke graduates to bring their passion to help shape new and existing work and outreach of the Kenan Institute for Ethics. This unique opportunity allows for exploration of meaningful career paths and fosters interdisciplinary thought and productive problem-solving across disciplines.

The Position
  • Cultivate the Duke/Durham relationship by spending the year after graduation developing a sustainable partnership in the community. Partnerships should be focused on an ethical challenge or issue of mutual interest to Duke and the broader community. Bear fellows also write a weekly blog and participate in the Project Change.
The Application
  • Open to graduating Duke seniors.
  • Applicants must submit a CV, a two -page letter of interest including a project outline, a writing sample, and names of three local references (at least one must be a faculty member). There is no application form to fill out.

Physical copies of applications must be submitted:

  • By hand: 102 West Duke Building
  • By mail: Campus Box 90432

Please indicate “Stephen and Janet Bear Postgraduate Fellowship” on the envelope. Applications must be received by noon on April 14.

The Compensation
  • Receive a $30,000 fellowship, benefits, project funds and an office at the Kenan Institute for Ethics.

The fellowship runs Aug. 15, 2017 to Aug. 14, 2018.

For questions, please contact Suzanne Shanahan at suzanne.shanahan@duke.edu.



For questions, please contact Suzanne Shanahan at suzanne.shanahan@duke.edu.