Professional Development

Career Development Programs

ASBH offers a variety of programs to support students, early-career individuals, and those new to the fields of bioethics and the health humanities. 

Meet the Expert 

The Meet the Expert session is an opportunity for a small group of students, trainees, and early career individuals to meet with nationally-renowned experts in bioethics and health humanities in a friendly, casual setting during the Annual Meeting. The Meet the Expert program is not a forum for individual advising, but rather an opportunity to engage in an hour-long group conversation with other participants and the Expert.

Stay tuned for more information about the 2023 Meet the Expert program cycle.  

Early Career Advisor Program (ECAP)

ECAP gives individuals early in their careers in health humanities or bioethics the opportunity to discuss a paper or project with experienced ASBH members or meet with an experienced ASBH member to discuss professional development. The program is organized into two different tracks. You may only apply to one program track.

Paper or Project Track

The goal of this track is to pair a learner with a professional who can advise them on one particular small project. It is not intended to help you find a thesis advisor, give you a peer-review grant score, or edit an entire screen play. Early career members of ASBH are invited to submit up to 20 pages of their paper or project and a curriculum vitae. Examples of projects that are appropriate for submission include scholarly journal article, a specific aims or methods section of a grant, or curriculum/course design.

Professional Development

The goal of this track is to pair a learner with an advisor in teaching, grant writing, publishing, engaging the public, or securing a job.  Early career members of ASBH are invited to submit their CV and a completed application identifying questions related to professional development they would like to discuss with a seasoned ASBH member.

The application cycle for the 2022 ECAP cycle is now closed. Check back again soon for more information about the 2023 ECAP cycle!

Program Guidelines

  • Participants of both Early Career Advisor Program tracks must meet one of the following criteria: 
    • Currently enrolled in a graduate program or less than 7 years since completion of post-graduate training (e.g., MA, PhD, fellowship)
    • Consider yourself an early career scholar in bioethics or health humanities
  • You may only apply to one program track.
  • ASBH members and student attendees at the Annual Conference are invited to apply and participate.