Professional Growth Fellowship Grants

The Southeast Asia (SEA) Bioethics Network Professional Growth Fellowship Grants aim to support scholars, researchers and professionals in the field of bioethics as well as individuals interested in bioethics by providing assistance for advancing professional growth in bioethics, preferably within the SEA region. While priority is given to active engagement in diverse learning activities with a focus on SEA bioethics, the Network will also consider learning activities on Asian bioethics that, in part, examine SEA bioethics issues. These activities include organising workshops or conferences, actively participating in training or continuous education programmes and taking on an important role in collaborative events. The Professional Growth Fellowship Grants envision empowering recipients in their bioethics career journey. The Professional Growth Fellowship Grants encourage applicants to propose learning activities that not only contribute to their individual growth but also have the potential to positively impact the broader bioethics community in SEA. Through these Professional Growth Fellowship Grants, the SEA Bioethics Network aspires to cultivate a cohort of professionals well-equipped to address the evolving challenges and opportunities in the field of bioethics.

Eligibility criteria

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

  1. Possess a strong academic or professional standing in bioethics or bioethics-related discipline.
  2. Have either:
    • a doctoral degree in bioethics or boethics-related discipline, or
    • a master’s degree with at least three years of research/work experience in bioethics or bioethics-related discipline, or
    • an undergraduate degree with at least five years of research/work experience in bioethics or bioethics-related discipline.
  1. Must be a national or permanent resident of a SEA country or be working in bioethics or bioethics-related discipline in a SEA country.
  2. Have been accepted by a supervisor with extensive experience in bioethics or bioethics-related discipline who is affiliated with an academic institution/organisation to supervise the fellowship.
  3. Not receiving funding from any other sources for this research.



Fellowships are awarded for a duration of up to one (1) year.


Application period

Applications for 2024 will open on 1 February 2024 and close on 30 April 2024 at 11:59 pm Malaysian time.



Professional Growth Fellowship Grants are awarded up to £6,000 (including all taxes).



Recipients are expected to:

  1. Submit a progress report (maximum 1,000 words) to the SEA Bioethics Network at the expiry of six (6) months from the commencement of the Fellowship.
  2. Submit a final report (maximum 1,500 words) within three (3) months after the end of the Fellowship to the SEA Bioethics Network, providing details and relevant supporting materials of the learning activities.
  3. Any output from the grant must include a funding acknowledgement statement acknowledging the grant received from the SEA Bioethics Network, which is supported by the Wellcome Trust Research Development Award [grant no. 222870/Z/21/Z].


Application process

To apply for the Professional Growth Fellowship 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 a supervisor and a letter of recommendation from a referee.
  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 by 31 July 2024.


Further information

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