International Bioethics Scholars Program

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Applications are closed for 2021-2022.

In 2009, the Center launched the International Bioethics Scholars Program (IBSP). The purpose of IBSP is to invest in both rising and established international professionals and scholars who will further advance contextually sensitive Christian bioethical engagement globally.

IBSP participants spend one month of concentrated research and strategic planning at the Center. During this time, participants dialogue with CBHD scholars and fellows to foster mutual learning and professional networking. They also have the opportunity to participate in the Center’s annual summer conference. Through this initiative, CBHD continues to cultivate an international network of bioethicists who promote scholarship committed to a Judeo-Christian worldview and the wealth of the Hippocratic tradition in medicine.


How can you participate?

  • Become an International Bioethics Scholar Program Participant
    If you fit the description of an international professional or scholar engaged in academic bioethics follow the link and complete the IBSP application to be considered for this opportunity
  • Recommend a potential International Scholar for the IBSP Program 
    If you know of someone who would be an excellent candidate for this initiative, contact CBHD’s Event & Executive Services Manager, Bryan Just (
  • Request a Library Resource Kit for an Institutional Library
    CBHD donates kits of Christian bioethics resources (including books and booklets representing over 25 years of Christian engagement in bioethics through the Center's work) to select institutional libraries (including hospitals, universities, and seminaries) around the world. To recommend an institution or request a kit for your institution, please contact us at:  
  • Make a Donation
    This initiative is funded completely by generous donations. To make a donation, go to the online gift form and select 'Dignity Fund--Special Projects', then 'International Bioethics Scholars Program' as designations or contact the Center.


Former Recipients

  • Stephen Ombok Muhudhia, MBChB, MMed (Kenya, 2018)
  • Jacob Koopman, MD, PhD (Netherlands, 2016)
  • Hélio Angotti Neto, MD, PhD (Brazil, 2016)
  • Jennifer Castañeda, MD, PhD (Poland, 2015)
  • Jennifer Nailes, MD, MSPH (Philippines, 2013)
  • Gemma Balein, DMD, MS, MA (Philippines, 2012)
  • Packiaraj Asirvatham, BD, MA (India, 2012)
  • Andoh Cletus Tandoh (Cameroon, 2011)
  • Janne Nikkinen, DTh (Finland, 2010)
  • Megan Best, MAAE, BMed (Hons), ThA (Australia, 2009)
  • Jameela George, MBBS (India, 2009)


Frequently Asked Questions


Application Deadlines:

Applications are closed for 2021-2022.


Application Form: Online or Download


Megan Best

“I have been encouraged that it is important as a Christian to be involved in bioethics, and to continue what I am doing despite the odds in Australia. The academic standard of the Center has encouraged me to pursue academic excellence in my work and this has helped me set my priorities as I return to Sydney.”

~ Megan Best

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