Nuffield Council on Bioethics

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is an independent body that examines and reports on ethical issues in biology and medicine. It was established by the Trustees of the Nuffield Foundation in 1991, and since 1994 it has been funded jointly by the Foundation, the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council. The Council has achieved an international reputation for advising policy makers and stimulating debate in bioethics.

The Fellow will produce a short briefing note (a ‘POSTnote’) on an area of public policy that raises bioethical issues. The Fellowship is open to postgraduate students registered for a PhD in a bioethics-related subject at a UK university.

Clare Wenham, the first fellow funded by this scheme has written a blog about her experience.

Application for the 2015 fellowship is open, the deadline has been extended by two weeks to 23 January 2015. Interviews will be held on 12 February 2015. Download the guidance notes and the application form here. You can also keep in touch with fellowship opportunities by following us on Twitter.

The first POSTnote briefing written by a Nuffield Council for Bioethics funded fellow:

POSTnote 473 - Biobanks

Any enquiries should be directed to Dr Abbi Hobbs at or 020 7219 2841, or to Catherine Joynson at The Nuffield Council on Bioethics at or 020 7681 9619.