Brocher Foundation: ‘Residencies on the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of new medical developments’, Switzerland

The Brocher Foundation is located on the shores of the Geneva Lake, in Hermance (Geneva -Switzerland). The Brocher Foundation residencies last between one and four months. They give researchers the opportunity to work at the Brocher Centre on projects on the ethical, legal and social implications for humankind of recent medical research and new technologies. Every month a dozen of visiting researchers live and concentrate on their research project at the Foundation.

Why apply?

  • Write a book, articles, an essay, a monograph, or your PhD thesis in a peaceful environment
  • Have the opportunity to meet other researchers from different discipline and countries
  • Have the opportunity to meet experts from numerous International Organisations and NGOs based in Geneva (WHO, WTO, WIPO, UNHCR, ILO, WMA, ICRC, …)

The Brocher Foundation offers to successful applicants an accommodation in the domain Brocher Foundation and work space with all facilities. Developing a research project involving cooperation with a Swiss university, a European university, a governmental or non-governmental will be considering as an asset. A researcher can apply with other researchers to work on a collaborative project.

Topics of 2017:

Among the following disciplines: bioethics, medical anthropology, health economics, health policy, health law, philosophy of medicine and health, medical humanities, social science perspectives on health, medical ethics, history of medicine.

Proposals on the following topics are particularly welcome: equitable access to medical care; biobanks, biosecurity and dual use dilemmas; clinical trials and research on human subjects; genetic testing and screening; health care reform; nanotechnology; neglected diseases; pandemic planning; reproductive technology; stem cells and cell therapy; organ transplantation; cyber health; neurosciences; synthetic biology.

To apply, visit the Brocher Foundation website.

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