Centre for Ethics Undergraduate Fellowships

Centre for Ethics
C4E Undergraduate Fellowship

We invite applications for the C4E Undergraduate Fellows Program at the Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto, during the 2020-21 academic year.

The Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto is an interdisciplinary centre aimed at advancing research and teaching in the field of ethics, broadly defined. It seeks to bring together the theoretical and practical knowledge of diverse scholars, students, public servants and social leaders in order to increase understanding of the ethical dimensions of individual, social, and political life.

C4E Undergraduates Fellowships are intended for senior undergraduate students with a serious and documented interest in the study of ethics, broadly defined, regardless of departmental affiliation or disciplinary background, who are enrolled in a program in the Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto. Please consult our website or online journal to get a sense of the variety of projects and activities at the Centre (including, e.g., Ethics of COVID, Ethics of AI Lab, Let’s Get Ethical, Ethics in the City, and Perspectives on Ethics). Recent C4E events have drawn speakers and participants from a wide range of disciplines, including classics, comparative literature, computer science, criminology, economics, education, engineering, English, history, film studies, information studies, Jewish studies, law, management, medicine, media studies, music, philosophy, political science, public policy, religion, and sociology. We also make videos and podcasts.

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. The Fellow will be expected, throughout the term of their fellowship, to regularly attend Centre events and to play a leading role in Centre activities, under the direction of the Centre’s Director. C4E Undergraduate Fellow are also required to enroll in ETH401H1Y, a year-long course that combines attendance at Centre for Ethics seminars with an independent research project.

To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in a program in the Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto;
  • 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 CGPA of at least 3.7.

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

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

Please send complete applications to Ellen Ough, Centre Administrator, ethics@utoronto.ca.

Applications open: May 1, 2020
Applications due: May 15, 2020