MBE Travel Fund
The MBE Travel Fund is the result of a 2007 Bioethics Alumni Society Initiative. The Fund is designed to provide small travel grants to current MBE students who are presenting papers at professional bioethics-related conferences. The money is to be used towards expenses associated with attending the conference. Currently, the MBE Travel Fund may award up to $200 in travel grants to up to 3 students per year. For more information about the fund, who is eligible to apply, etc, please click here. To download the MBE Travel Fund Application, please click here.
Other Funding Opportunities
Unfortunately, the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy does not have additional scholarship or grant opportunities. There are, however, some resources available to you as graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania:
Graduate Student Center
Graduate and Professional Student Assembly
Research and Fellowship Opportunities for Penn Med Students
Outside of the these, there are some ways that your fellow MBE students and alum have helped to fund the degree.
- Many students are employees at the University of Pennsylvania, who take a limited number of classes per semester with tuition benefits. See Penn's HR tuition benefits website for more information, and click here for the Jobs@Penn website to search job opportunities at the University of Pennsylvania.
- The Golden Key International Graduate Scholar Award awarded $10,000 in 2011 for individuals who have been involved in the Golden Key International Honour Society as an undergraduate student.
There is also an organization called The Foundation Center, which helps grant-seekers find foundation funding for non-profits, education, arts, etc, and they have a significant amount of materials and information that might be helpful for students interested in finding grant money for their education and/or research. There is a Cooperating Collection in the Vine Street branch of the Philadelphia Free Library. Click here for more information