FAQs (International Scholars of Bioethics program)

How can I make a donation to fund the International Bioethics Scholars Program?

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 CBHD and we will assist you in making your donation to the program.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes, CBHD is part of Trinity International University which is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 educational institution and is supported by gifts and grants from individuals, corporations, and foundations.

What is the process if I would like to recommend someone?

Contact the Event & Executive Services Manager with the person’s CV, email address, and a letter of recommendation.

What are the qualifications for recipients?

Recipients will have a terminal degree or several years experience working in the area of bioethics. Only non-U.S. citizens will be considered for this initiative.

When are applications due?

The applications for June 2020 are due December 15, 2019.

What is the selection process?

Scholars’ applications will be reviewed by CBHD's executive staff and the Event & Executive Services Manager. Selection will be based on the qualifications of the applicant, quality of the proposed research, and suitability of the Center to provide what is needed.

What are my responsibilities?

Scholars will be expected to have a plan for research when they arrive in Deerfield. They should plan on being available to meet with CBHD scholars and fellows to foster mutual learning. Any other responsibilities will be arranged on an individual basis. Some of these responsibilities may include presenting an academic paper at the summer conference or giving a guest lecture during the preconference courses.

What are the dates for International Bioethics Scholars Program?

We ask that scholars spend four weeks at the Center and are here for our annual summer conference in June. Generally, scholars arrive just prior to the beginning of the conference courses in June and leave the second or third week in July. Specific dates will be arranged with the Event & Executive Services Manager.

What costs are covered by the Center?

CBHD will cover the costs for travel and lodging and provide a fixed budget that should cover basic food costs and other necessities. Any expense beyond the food budget is the responsibility of the scholar.

Can my family travel with me?

Yes, as long as the IBSP recipient covers all of their family’s costs and it does not interfere with the planned time at the Center.

What sort of lodging will I receive?

Provided lodging will be in an apartment on campus or an extended stay hotel. CBHD will determine where depending on each scholar's needs.

Where is Deerfield, IL?

Deerfield is located approximately 30 miles north of Chicago, Illinois and a few miles west of Lake Michigan.



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