Bioethics, Science, and Human Rights 2014 > > FAQs

How are BEHR participants selected?

The ideal candidates are students and young professionals who wish to discuss novel ideas in the fields of ethics, biomedical research and human rights. All participants are expected to maintain connections with the classmates and professors and work in collaboration when returning home. Participants are encouraged to actively explore short-term training opportunities in the US, Europe or Argentina with the BEHR Faculty.

I am an undergraduate student. Can I attend the course?

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. The Fundacion Crimson Bioethics Academic Committee will select the strongest candidates with outstanding academic/scientific records and a commitment to becoming leaders in bioethics.

What mechanisms for funding exist?

Funding for the BEHR course -including tuition, lodging, food and incidentals- is generally provided by a sponsoring agency. Applicants should seek for a Sponsoring agency to cover the tuition fees. Fundación Crimson may cover tuition fees in exceptional cases should the applicant request financial assistance in the application form. Support from an additional sponsor must be obtained for lodging, airfare, visa, and incidentals. This sponsor will arrange tuition payment to the BEHR course and must arrange for your airfare and visa. The payment for lodging should be paid directly to the hotel. Funds for incidentals and meals are usually disbursed directly from the sponsor to the participant.

Are there scholarships available for the tuition?

There will be a limited number of scholarships (total or partial) and travel grants for outstanding applicants who demonstrate financial need and are unable to reach alternative sources of support.

I have funding to attend the course, but I don't have a sponsor who is able to pay my tuition fees. Is this acceptable?

The Academic Committee gives first preference to participants with sponsors who are able to cover their tuition costs. The BEHR organizers strongly recommend that applicants seek alternative forms of support, other than Fundacion Crimson's scholarships or travel grants.

What happens if I am not selected for the BEHR course this year?

Applicants who do not get into the BEHR this year and are strongly committed to developing a career in bioethics are encouraged to apply the next year. We plan to offer a Bioethics course in Buenos Aires two more years: 2013, 2014.

Is the BEHR course offered more than once a year?

No.

What is a typical day like in the BEHR course?

A normal day consists of morning lectures and afternoon site visits. The day starts at 9:30 a.m. and runs until 4:00 p.m. with a morning coffee break and one and a half hour for lunch.

May I attend just parts of the course, as opposed to all the lectures?

No. All participants are required to attend the entire course. Only participants completing the week-long series of lectures, discussions and visits are awarded Certificates of completion.

Does my English have to be really strong?

Although the program has simulataneous translation and does not require tests scores as an indicator of language ability, BEHR organizers strongly recommend that the applicant possess language skills at a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) level of 550 or better. Good oral, written, and comprehension skills are absolutely required for optimal benefit of the course content and participation.

May I bring a family member with me, and can that person stay with me in the hotel?

Fundación Crimson is not responsible for family members during the BEHR course. Participants are responsible for funding family members and are encouraged to check with their respective sponsors regarding the sponsor's policies.

Must I stay at a Fundación Crimson-designated hotel or may I stay elsewhere?

Applicants who are accepted for the course will receive a list of recommended hotels to stay in Buenos Aires during BEHR course. However, students may choose a different place to stay.