FASPE 2020 Fellowship Programs Opening Soon
We are pleased to announce the FASPE 2020 Fellowship Programs. While applications are not open until August 30, we want to provide you now with key dates. We will be sending you detailed information and materials on August 30. Here is the 2020 FASPE Journalism schedule:
APPLICATIONS OPEN ON THE FASPE WEBSITE: August 30, 2019
APPLICATIONS DUE: December 30, 2019
FELLOWSHIPS ANNOUNCED: March 9, 2020
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM: May 22, 2020 - June 5, 2020
As you know, FASPE offers Fellowships to students in Journalism Schools, as well as early career professionals. We appreciate your past assistance in publicizing the FASPE Fellowships; we look forward to your support in 2020.
Details about FASPE are below.
We look forward to working with you as we build our class of FASPE 2020 Journalism Fellows.
FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) is a fully-funded, two-week summer program that uses the conduct of professionals in Nazi Germany as a launching point and backdrop for an intensive study of contemporary professional ethics. Fellows visit Auschwitz and other sites in Germany and Poland where they consider how to apply the lessons of history to the ethical challenges they will face in their careers. FASPE studies the perpetrators—as a means of learning more about ourselves. FASPE promotes Ethical Leadership.
FASPE challenges graduate students and future leaders to recognize and confront their ethical responsibilities as professionals by analyzing the decisions and actions of Nazi-era professionals.
FASPE was founded in response to two distinct yet interrelated societal forces. The first was a growing concern over the rampant breakdown of ethical values in several of our most important and respected professions. The second was the challenge of memorialization and education as the Holocaust becomes more distant over time. How are the Holocaust and its ramifications to be taught and contemplated today, in the 21st century? It is FASPE’s challenge to draw contemporary meaning and currency from the increasingly distant Nazi period through the study of the ethical breakdown of the professions in Nazi Germany and what can be learned regarding the ethical responsibilities of professionals in our day.
Fifteen Business Fellows will be chosen to participate in FASPE 2020 through a competitive application process. Fellowships cover all program costs including round-trip travel to Europe, as well as all European travel, lodging and food. Business Fellows travel with Law and Journalism Fellows—shared insights are gained through formal and informal cross-discipline discussions.
FASPE is an independent non-profit organization. All programs are non-denominational. Candidates of all religious, ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.