2015 Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) Application Instructions

 

The FASPE (pronounced \fas-pē\) application includes both an online form and the required submission of four supplemental materials (see below for more details). 

 

To confirm your eligibility click here. If you have any questions, please contact Thorin Tritter at ttritter@FASPE.info.

 

The online form must be completed in one session and cannot be saved part-way through the process. (To see a list of the questions on the online form, click here.) It takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, but you will need the names and contact information for the two people writing your letters of recommendation and for two other personal/work references. (The personal/work references do not need to submit a letter on your behalf, but we may contact them at some point in the application process.)

 

To proceed, first choose the program that fits with your academic program and complete the appropriate online application.

 

For business applicants

(scheduled for May 24, 2015 – June 4, 2015)

 

For journalism applicants

(scheduled for May 24, 2015 – June 4, 2015)

 

For law students

(scheduled for May 24, 2015 – June 4, 2015)

 

For medical students

(scheduled for June 14, 2015 – June 25, 2015)

 

For seminary students

(scheduled for June 14, 2015 – June 25, 2015)

 

All applicants also need to submit the following supplemental materials: a resume, transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended, a short essay, and two letters of recommendation. We prefer if these are sent via email to FASPE@mjhnyc.org. (Details about how to submit these materials are included below.)  

  • Resume: Please submit a resume describing your educational and employment history, along with any honors, awards, and 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 send official transcripts, or photocopies or scanned copies (preferred) of the official transcripts. Printouts and screen shots of online transcripts are not acceptable. Please note that if you are in your first year and do not have any grades yet reported, we still need either a transcript or some other university document showing proof of enrollment in your degree program and ideally a list of classes underway. 
  • Essay: Please write a short essay that explains why you are applying to the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE)? Include why you are interested in FASPE, what you hope to gain from it, and what experiences and academic work will enable you to enrich discussions during the program. You may want to describe how your experiences or academic work have shaped your understanding of particular contemporary ethical concerns in your field. What ethical dilemmas have you faced or do you expect to face in your career? What shaped your response to that dilemma or what factors feed into the way you will respond? (Suggested word length: 1000-1500 words.)

(Seminary program applicants, please include a section in your essay that relates to FASPE’s interfaith dialogue, covering one or more of the following: 1) reflect on a belief you held regarding people who differed from yourself and how you came to move away from that belief; 2) write about a difficult dialogue situation you found yourself in and how you reacted; 3) if you have participated in interfaith dialogue; how have you grown through it; 4) If they you participated in CPE, how did you respond when theological differences surfaced in your group or how did you deal with offering care to families whose religious beliefs and values were far afield from your own.)

(Journalism program applicants, please include a section in your essay that explains a particular issue in contemporary journalism ethics that you would be interested in exploring further along with an explanation of why that topic interests you, what sparked that interest, and how relevant that issue is for your career and other current or future journalists.)

  • Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation from academic faculty are required. (For Journalism and Business applicants these can come from your supervisor or other employer.)  We prefer letters from academic faculty who have taught you in your current or most recent graduate program, but will also accept letters from previous graduate education or your undergraduate career. If submitted by email, these letters must be submitted by your recommender. (The two personal/work references listed on your online form should NOT submit a letter.)

 FASPE expects applicants to contact their own recommenders to solicit letters. If your recommenders seek guidance on what to include in their letters, please convey that we are looking for:

  • Discussion of any of your academic work and/or experiences which 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.

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

 

For FASPE Medical and Seminary applications: ALL MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014 TO BE CONSIDERED.

 

For FASPE Business, Journalism, and Law applications: ALL MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015 TO BE CONSIDERED.

 

You can submit the supplemental materials either electronically (preferred) or via regular mail. Please follow the submission instructions below carefully.

 

For electronic submissions of your resume, transcripts and essays:

Email all submissions as separate attachments (PDF or Word documents), ideally in one email or else in consecutive emails.

  • The subject line of the email should be: Last Name - First Name - Program (example: Smith - John - Seminary)
  • Attachments should be labeled as follows: Last Name - First Name - Submission (example: Smith - John - Essay or Smith - John - Transcript BA)
  • Please send your email to FASPE@mjhnyc.org

 

For your letters of recommendation: Please have your recommenders email your letter of recommendation to FASPE@mjhnyc.org or mail hard copies to the following address by December 23, 2014 for Seminary and Medical applicants, and by January 6th for Business, Journalism, and Law applicants:

 

Thorin Tritter, Ph.D.

Managing Director, FASPE

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Edmond J. Safra Plaza

36 Battery Place

New York, NY 10280

 

To submit application by mail, please send all materials to:

 

Thorin Tritter, Ph.D.

Managing Director, FASPE

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Edmond J. Safra Plaza

36 Battery Place

New York, NY 10280

 

For FASPE Seminary and Medical applications: ALL MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014 TO BE CONSIDERED.

 

For FASPE Business, Journalism, and Law applications: ALL MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015 TO BE CONSIDERED.

 

Notifications of Seminary and Medical awards will be emailed by February 1.

Notification of Business, Journalism, and Law awards will be email by March 1.

 

If you have any questions, please email Thorin Tritter at ttritter@FASPE.info

 

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For application posters for FASPE trips in 2015, click on the links below: 

-2015 FASPE Flyer

-2015 FASPE Business Flyer

-2015 FASPE Journalism Flyer

-2015 FASPE Law Flyer

-2015 FASPE Medical Flyer

-2015 FASPE Seminary Flyer

 
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