The Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab is pleased to offer fellowships for Notre Dame students conducting research related to applied technology ethics. 

Graduate Fellowship Program

This unique fellowship is for two years (four semesters) beginning in Spring 2024. As Tech Ethics Graduate Fellows, students will receive stipends of up to $5,000 per semester, and students might have the opportunity to apply for a summer internship with IBM in Ireland.

Formed in 2020 and funded by a 10-year, $20 million commitment from IBM, the Tech Ethics Lab seeks to promote human values in technology through applied projects that address core ethical challenges of the digital age.

Tech Ethics Graduate Fellows will be expected to do the following:

  • Give one talk to faculty and students on the topic of their research each semester;
  • Write one green paper (a discussion-starter) highlighting the ethical implications of their research for a broader audience to be published on the Tech Ethics Lab’s website each semester;
  • Organize one informal event each year, such as a lecture or roundtable discussion;
  • Mentor an undergraduate student (identified and paired by the Lab);
  • Develop interdisciplinary collaboration with Notre Dame faculty (identified and paired by the Lab).

Students should submit a brief description on the research they intend to conduct and its connection to tech ethics and the Lab’s mission (two pages maximum).

The application period is now closed.