Internship Grants

The Southeast Asia (SEA) Bioethics Network Internship Grants aim to support undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as fresh graduates interested in bioethics by providing funding assistance for practical experience in bioethics in the SEA region. Crafted as a conduit for individuals to acquire valuable practical insights and firsthand experience in the dynamic realm of bioethics, these grants emphasise the application of ethical principles in real-world scenarios. The goal is to bridge the gap between academic learning and the practical intricacies of bioethical decision-making. Through these internships, the SEA Bioethics Network seeks to nurture a generation of professionals who possess not only a strong foundation in the theoretical aspects of bioethics but also the practical acumen to effectively address ethical challenges in the field.

Internship grants will only be awarded to applicants who have been accepted for internship in one of the institutions/organisations listed below. It is the responsibility of the applicants to secure a placement before applying for this grant.



Contact Person


Email Address

Overview of the Internship Programme


Bioethics Cluster Indonesian Medical Education and
Research Institute (IMERI), Faculty of Medicine, Universitas

Dr. Pukovisa Prawiroharjo

Salemba Raya No.6, RT.2/RW.6, Kenari, Kec. Senen, Central Jakarta City, Special Capital Region of Jakarta 10430

[email protected]

We offer an internship programme that focuses on deepening the understanding and application of bioethical principles in medical settings. Interns will engage in scholarly activities and discussions on topics such as AI, bioethics and genetic modifications.

Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities (CBMH)

Dr. Wika Hartanti

Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, Universitas, Gadjah Mada (FMPHN UGM), Gedung Penelitian dan Pengembangan, 1st floor, north wing. Jl. Medika, Sendowo, Sinduadi, Kec. Mlati, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, 55281

[email protected]

We offer an internship programme that provides interns with the opportunity to engage in activities and programmes focused on bioethics and medical humanities in Indonesia, spanning education, health services, research and community outreach. Interns participate in customised short courses led by experts from UGM and national collaborators, alongside interactive workshops and short projects. They will also gain field experience across diverse areas including education, hospital-based clinical ethics, community outreach, research and national networking events. Cultural experiences in Yogyakarta and its surroundings, such as visits to heritage sites, museums and local attractions, complement the internship, offering a holistic learning journey.


Lao Tropical and Public Health Institute (Lao TPHI)

Dr. Somphou Sayasone

Samsenthai Road, Ban Kaognot, Sisattanack district Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR


We offer interns practical work experience on bioethics, growth opportunities and exposure to the national ethics committee for health research. We also involve our interns in diverse assignments to enhance their professional development, ethical mindset and network, spanning our institute in Vientiane capital, Lao PDR and field research stations in the provinces.


Faculty of Law, Universiti Malaya

Associate Professor Dr. Sharon Kaur Gurmukh Singh/ Dr. Tay Pek San/Dr. Mohammad Firdaus Bin Abdul Aziz

Faculty of Law, Universiti Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur

[email protected],
[email protected], [email protected]

We offer an internship programme which provides research experience in bioethics, allows interns to observe and participate in the activities of the SEA Bioethics Network, coupled with education experiences facilitated by the academic staff of the Faculty of Law at Universiti Malaya.

Medical Ethics & Law Department, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA

Dr. Mark Tan Kiak Min

Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Jalan Hospital, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor

[email protected]

We offer a customised internship experience, where activities may include participation in research and clinical ethics consultations, observation of ethics teaching, engaging in discussions on recent ethical issues, contributing to the development of tools and modules for ethics education, observing research ethics reviews, undertaking relevant research and experiencing various other ethics-related activities.


Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) Tropical Health Network

Professor Dr. Cheah Phaik Yeong

3/F, 60th Anniversary Chalermprakiat Building, 420/6 Rajvithi Road, Bangkok

[email protected]

We offer an internship programme where interns actively engage in the coordination and facilitation of bioethics and other relevant workshops. Interns will play a pivotal role in conducting research related to bioethics, as well as contributing to community and public engagement initiatives.

The Philippines

Philippine Health Research Ethics Board, Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, Department of Science and Technology

Mr. Pio Justin Villas Asuncion, RN, MPH, MOHRE, FRSPH

Department of Science and Technology, Saliksik Building, DOST Compound, Gen. Santos Ave., Bicutan, Taguig City.

[email protected], [email protected]

For information on the internship programme, please contact Mr. Pio Justin Villas Asuncion


Centre for Biomedical Ethics (CBmE), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Professor Dr. Angus James Dawson

NUS, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Block MD11, Clinical Research Centre, #02-03, 10 Medical Drive Singapore 117597

[email protected]


We offer an internship programme that delves into the intersection of bioethics and non-Western perspectives, recognising the pivotal role of local cultures and values in shaping ethical considerations. In navigating topics within public health ethics, such as smoking, food choices, e-cigarettes, migration, air and water quality, climate change and infectious diseases, we emphasise the need for contextual understanding and culturally sensitive approaches. Our programme explores the nuanced process of translating ethical principles into effective policies, examining the role ethics plays in health policy formation and the development of robust ethics frameworks. Interns engage in critical analysis of how policy committees operate and contribute to the ethical dimensions of decision-making in public health initiatives.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants from any discipline, including philosophy, law, medicine, social sciences and humanities, must meet the following criteria:

  1. Either:
    • students at the undergraduate or postgraduate level who are interested in bioethics, or
    • fresh graduates (i.e., graduated within the last two (2) years) who are interested in bioethics.
  1. A national or permanent resident of a SEA country.
  2. Has been accepted by a bioethics or bioethics-related institution/organisation located in SEA for the internship.
  3. Not receiving funding from any other sources for this internship.



Internships are awarded for a duration of up to three (3) months.


Application period

Applications for 2024 will open on 1 February 2024. Please note that the Network can only fund a limited number of interns. Therefore, interns are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible to enhance their chances of securing funding for their internships.



Grant recipients will be awarded a stipend of £600 per month for up to 3 months (including all taxes) and a one-time round trip economy airfare if the internship is not in the SEA home country (but in another SEA country). This travel benefit only applies to travel between SEA countries.



Recipients are expected to submit a monthly progress report (maximum 800 words) detailing the learning activities to the SEA Bioethics Network. The monthly report must be verified and signed by the supervisor, along with the supervisor’s official stamp. The failure to submit monthly progress reports on time may result in the Network withholding the release of funds to the recipients.


Application process

To apply for the Internship Grants, please follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Download the Application Form and Curriculum Vitae (CV) template.
  2. Complete both the Application Form and CV template accurately.
  3. Click Here to access the Google Form for uploading the application form, CV, a letter of acceptance from your host institution/organisation, proof of nationality or permanent residency status and proof of student enrolment or if you have graduated within the last two (2) years of the application, please upload a certified copy of the graduation certificate and certified copy of the academic transcript of results achieved in each unit of study in which you have been enrolled.
  4. Once you are satisfied with your application, submit it through the Google Form. You will receive a confirmation email acknowledging the receipt of your application.
  5. Keep in mind the application deadline. Submissions received after the specified date and time will not be considered.


Notification of outcome of application

Notification of the outcome of applications will be sent to applicants within one (1) month of the receipt of the application.

Successful applicants who intend to undertake internship training outside their home country (but within a SEA country) are required to comply with visa (if applicable) and other immigration requirements of the host country.


Further information

For any inquiries regarding the grant, please email the Network Manager at [email protected] and use 'SEA Bioethics Internship Grants 2024' as the subject heading.