As a result of a generous gift from Jim Vann ‘50 and Lee Stanton Vann, two Fellowships for biomedical ethics research will be available to Davidson College students at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, for approximately 10 weeks during the summer of 2020. 

Fellows will be selected through the competitive application process (refer to application requirements). Open to first-year students, sophomores, and juniors; students cannot have graduated prior to the fellowship. Students who have already participated in the program are not eligible, but previous applicants are encouraged to reapply.

The Vann Fellowship is a component of Mayo Clinic's Summer Program in Biomedical Ethics. Each student will be placed with a faculty mentor to work on a particular research project during the Fellowship period. In addition, students will participate in educational sessions on bioethics research methods and lunch meetings with Mayo Clinic faculty. Students may also have the opportunity to shadow physicians or clinical ethics consultations.

Website: Mayo Clinic
Application: Apply online (Application opens in November)
Deadline: January 10, 2020      
Contact: Naila Mamoon (