IAB_postcard.indd The Mason Institute led and won the competitive bid to host the 13th World Congress of Bioethics in Edinburgh in June 2016, which will explore ‘Individuals, Public Interests, and Public Goods: What Is the Contribution of Bioethics?’


IAB_logo_finalFrom genetic research to global pandemics, and from scarce resources to climate changes that affect us all, the need to consider the proper place of public interests and public goods has never been more pressing.

Join us in Edinburgh on 14 – 17 June 2016 and help us build a bridge between the questions and answers of how bioethics can contribute to some of the most important issues of our time. IAB 2016 will offer will offer a leading edge academic programme, development for early career researchers, and an Arts + Ethics strand to explore the intersection between the sciences, humanities, and the arts. Register your interest at: www.iab2016.com

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The Mason Institute IAB 2016 Student Fees Scholarship

The Mason Institute is committed to the capacity building of students wishing to develop their knowledge, presentation, research and enquiry skills in relation to developments at the interface between medicine, life sciences, ethics and the law.

IAB 2016 will provide an excellent opportunity for postgraduate students to progress their research, engage with cutting-edge bioethics issues, and explore new ways of contributing to the wider community.

The Mason Institute is pleased to have offered six scholarships to help outstanding students attend IAB 2016.

Scholarship amount: £295 to cover the early registration fees for students. Six scholarships have been awarded.

Eligibility: The scholarships are available to all postgraduate students working in a field within the scope of the programme of IAB 2016 and who are currently enrolled in a higher education institution.

Selection: Applications were reviewed by at least two members of the IAB 2016 Organising Committee to assess the quality of the contribution and likely benefit that the candidate would receive from Mason Institute support. Applications were assessed on the strength of the insights provided and the degree of unmet need detailed in the application form. No applicant details will be made public unless and until receipt of an award or without the consent of the individual.