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Civic Science Fellows Program

Civic Science Fellows Program at Johns Hopkins University

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Apply for Civic Science Fellows Program at Johns Hopkins University. The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, in partnership with the Kavli Foundation invite applications for a Civic Science Fellow to focus on ethics, science, and society addressing issues in ethics of using new life sciences technologies in the development and use of neural (or brain) organoids.

Position Summary

The Civic Science Fellows program aims to catalyze new partnerships, practices, leadership, and knowledge to advance meaningful, inclusive engagement on issues at the interface of science and society. The program brings together an interdisciplinary network of journalists, bench and social scientists, community-facing practitioners, content creators, public-interest organizations, and funders to develop evidence-based, human-centered approaches to better connect science with diverse communities. Civic science goes beyond science outreach, seeking to create equitable frameworks and relationships so people of every background are part of creating emerging science and making choices to guide it, so its power benefits all.

The Kavli Civic Science Fellowship at Johns Hopkins (JHU) will include the Fellow undertaking a project working with faculty in the JHU Kavli Neurodiscovery Institute (NDI) and the JHU Berman Institute of Bioethics, in conjunction with the Berman Institute’s iDeas Lab, focusing on ethical issues arising in the development and use of brain organoids.


The appointment will be for 18 months beginning in September 2021 and is based at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, with an annual salary of $80,000 plus benefits, and support for Fellowship-related travel.


  • Candidates must hold a PhD or other appropriate terminal degree.
  • Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the work, candidates must have significant training and relevant pratical experience in either neuroscience or public engagement, with interest and/or experience in the complementary field.


Application deadline is Aug. 20, 2021 with the Fellowship to begin by Sept. 14, 2021; applications should be submitted through Interfolio which is the University’s secure online search platform by clicking the “Apply Now” button and should include:

  • A detailed cover letter that includes a description of the applicant’s relevant experience and expertise (limited to 4 pages)
  • A current Curriculum Vitae; and
  • Contact information for three professional references (include name, title, affiliation, e-mail address, phone number).

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline20 August,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerJohns Hopkins University



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