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How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in FASPE. Below are instructions for completing your application and details relevant to each discipline. Please review the instructions carefully before beginning the application process. For more information our five programs, see the descriptions on our Program tab.

First, please confirm your eligibility for the FASPE program to which you’d like to apply, by clicking here.

This year, for the first time, FASPE is accepting electronic applications only through Submittable. This allows applicants to gather and submit all application materials in one place. Links to the Submittable portal for each program are listed below following all application instructions.

Each FASPE application includes the following components:

  • Online form requesting your contact information, educational details, etc.
  • Short essays (up to 500 words each) in response to five or six questions. Links to downloadable pages with the specific essay questions for each FASPE program are included below. Please be sure to read to the end of these instructions.
  • Resume that includes information on employment and educational history.
  • Transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended, including the current institution if applicable, as well as from your undergraduate institution(s).
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic faculty. (For applicants who have already graduated, letters from supervisors or employers are also acceptable.)

Resume

Your resume should include your educational and employment history, along with any honors, awards and/or publications.

Transcripts

We require transcripts from all institutions of higher education where you spent significant time. (There is no need to send transcripts from a semester abroad or for a single summer course.) You may submit official transcripts or your own scanned copies (preferred) of the official transcripts. Printouts and screen shots of online transcripts are not acceptable. If you are in your first year of a program and are unable to submit a transcript because you do not have any grades yet reported, please submit a letter from your dean confirming your enrollment in your degree program and, ideally, including a list of the classes you are currently taking. Please note that a school admission letter or a letter from your registrar that does not include your degree program is not acceptable as proof of enrollment.

Short Essay Questions

We require five or six short essays, depending on which program you are applying to. Your answer to each question can be up to 500 words long. Please click on the link below that corresponds to the FASPE program to which you are applying to see a list of the questions. You will be asked to upload a single PDF document with answers to all of these questions on the online application. Please make sure your name is on the top of every page of your document.

FASPE Business – Short Answer Questions
( Download PDF Version )

FASPE Journalism – Short Answer Questions
( Download PDF Version )

FASPE Law – Short Answer Questions
( Download PDF Version )

FASPE Medical – Short Answer Questions
( Download PDF Version )

FASPE Seminary – Short Answer Questions
( Download PDF Version )

Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation from academic faculty are required. We prefer letters from academic faculty that have taught you in your current or most recent graduate program, although we will also accept letters from faculty from previous graduate education or from your undergraduate career. For early-career professionals applying to the Business, Journalism, Law or Seminary programs, letters may also come from a supervisor or other employer. All letters of recommendation must come directly from the recommenders. There will be further information on the Submittable form on how recommenders can send their letters directly to us through Submittable.

If your recommenders seek guidance on what to include in their letters, please convey that we are looking for the following:

  • A discussion of any of your academic work and/or work or other experiences that would enrich this program with its focus on contemporary professional ethics;
  • Information about how actively you participate in class discussions and/or an assessment of your verbal and written expression;
  • Details about how you have reacted in emotionally and intellectually intense classroom exchanges or work experiences.

Links to Application Portals on Submittable

To apply, please choose the fellowship program that fits your current course of study or profession and click on the link to go to the application page on Submittable:

FASPE Business – Click Here to Apply
Program Dates: Sunday, May 20, 2018 – Friday, June 1, 2018

FASPE Journalism – Click Here to Apply
Program Dates: Sunday, May 20, 2018 – Friday, June 1, 2018

FASPE Law – Click Here to Apply
Program Dates: Sunday, May 20, 2018 – Friday, June 1, 2018

FASPE Medical – Click Here to Apply
Program Dates: Saturday, June 16, 2018 – Friday, June 29, 2018

FASPE Seminary – Click Here to Apply
Program Dates: Saturday, June 16, 2018 – Friday, June 29, 2018

All applications should be submitted through these online application portals.


Please do NOT submit any additional application materials. Unsolicited materials will not be reviewed. 

For FASPE Medical and Seminary applications: ALL MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017 TO BE CONSIDERED.

For FASPE Journalism applications: ALL MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2018 TO BE CONSIDERED.

For FASPE Business and Law applications: ALL MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018 TO BE CONSIDERED.


If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact:

Thorin Tritter
ttritter@FASPE-ethics.org

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications submitted, we regret that we cannot respond personally to each application submitted. If there are any problems with your application, we will get in touch with you.