Centre for Ethics Undergraduate Fellowships

Update: Applications for these positions are now closed.

Centre for Ethics
C4E Undergraduate Fellowships
in Ethics

We invite applications for the C4E Undergraduate Fellows Program at the Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto, during the 2023-24 academic year.

We are looking for outstanding fourth-year undergraduate students at the University of Toronto with research interests that align with the C4E’s mission as an interdisciplinary centre aimed at advancing research and teaching in the field of ethics, broadly defined.

Please consult our website to get a sense of the variety of projects and activities at the Centre. Recent C4E events have drawn speakers and participants from a wide range of disciplines. Previous undergraduate fellows have been majors in bioethics, cognitive science, computer science, English, Ethics, Society, & Law, history, literature & critical theory, neuroscience, philosophy, and political science.

C4E Undergraduate Fellows will receive a stipend of $1,000 for the academic year and will be provided with carrel space for study at the Centre for Ethics. Fellows will be expected, throughout the term of their fellowship, to regularly attend Centre events and to contribute to Centre projects and activities. In addition, C4E Undergraduate Fellows in Ethics are required to enroll in ETH401H1Y (Seminar in Ethics), a year-long half-credit course.

The Race, Ethics, and Power (REP) project will continue in 2023-24 with Prof. William Paris as Project Director.  Applicants who want to work specifically on that theme should indicate their interest in the cover letter.

To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a program in the University of Toronto and be entering fourth year (interpreted here to mean: have completed at least 14 FCE toward their degree by the end of the current term) and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5.

To apply, please submit the following materials (in a single PDF file):

  • A one-page document describing your demonstrated interest in the Centre for Ethics;
  • Your most recent transcript for all undergraduate work at the University of Toronto; and
  • A course paper you have written related to ethics, broadly defined.

We especially encourage applications from students who identify as Black and/or Indigenous.

Please submit your application materials in PDF format as one file, using the naming convention “LastnameFirstname_UG_2023.” Please send complete applications to Ellen Ough, Centre Administrator, ethics@utoronto.ca

Applications open: June 26, 2023
Applications due: August 14, 2023