Please confirm your eligibility for FASPE (pronounced \fas-pē\), by clicking here.

For a printable version of these instructions, click here.  

The FASPE application includes these items:

  • A completed online information form  (see link below)
  • The following supplemental materials:
    • Short essays (250 – 400 words each) in response to four questions. (See links to the right or below.)
    • Resume that includes information on employment and educational history.
    • Transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended, including the current institution if applicable.
    • Two letters of recommendation from academic faculty. (For applicants who have already graduated, letters from supervisors or employers are also acceptable.)

Additional details on each of the above items are provided below.

Please read through all of the instructions before beginning the application process and make sure to include your name at the top of your short essays document and resume and to follow the instructions below on how to format and name your documents. Please also note that applications materials cannot be returned.

All supplemental materials (short essays, resume, transcripts, and letters of recommendation) should be submitted in pdf format to

(Instructions for sending applications by regular mail are included below, but electronic submissions are highly preferred.)


 Application Process in Detail


Online Form Description:

The online form takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and must be completed in one session. You will not be able to save the form part-way through the process and return to it later. In order to complete the online form, you will need the names and contact information for the two individuals writing your letters of recommendation, as well as the names of two additional individuals who can serve as personal/work references. (Those providing personal/work references do not need to submit a letter on your behalf, but we may contact them at some point during the application process.) You may preview the questions on the online form, by clicking here. 

Step-by-Step Application Instructions:

1. Choose the program that fits your current course of study or profession and complete the appropriate online application:

FASPE Business

Sunday, May 21, 2017 – Friday, June 2, 2017

(Fellows are expected to arrive in Europe by Saturday, May 20, 2017)

FASPE Journalism

Sunday, May 21, 2017 – Friday, June 2, 2017

(Fellows are expected to arrive in Europe by Saturday, May 20, 2017)


Sunday, May 21, 2017 – Friday, June 2, 2017

(Fellows are expected to arrive in Europe by Saturday, May 20, 2017)

FASPE Medical

Monday, June 19, 2017 – Friday, June 30, 2017

(Fellows are expected to arrive in Europe by Sunday, June 18, 2017)

FASPE Seminary

Monday, June 19, 2017 – Friday, June 30, 2017

(Fellows are expected to arrive in Europe by Sunday, June 18, 2017)


2. Once you have filled out the online form, please submit the supplemental materials listed below to All supplemental materials must be submitted in pdf format.

Resume: Your resume should include your educational and employment history, along with any honors, awards, and publications.

Transcripts: We require transcripts from all institutions of higher education where you spent significant time. (There is no need to send transcripts from a semester abroad or for a single summer course.) You may send official transcripts, or your own scanned copies (preferred) of the official transcripts. Printouts and screen shots of online transcripts are not acceptable. If you are in your first year of a program and are unable to submit a transcript because you do not have any grades yet reported, please submit a letter from your dean confirming your enrollment in your degree program and, ideally, including a list of classes currently being taken. Note that school admission letters as well as letters from your registrar that do not include your degree program are not acceptable as proof of enrollment.

Short Essay Questions: For this portion of the application, you will be asked to answer 4 questions specific to your chosen profession and the FASPE program to which you are applying. Questions center on what you hope to gain from the fellowship, how your experiences and academic work will enable you to enrich program discussions, what your career interests and aspirations are, what professional ethical dilemmas you have faced or expect to face in the future, and what shaped your response or would shape your response to such dilemmas. Your answer to each question should be approximately 250 – 400 words long. Submit ONE single PDF document that includes all the questions along with each answer, as well as your name on every page. Please click on the link below that corresponds to the FASPE program to which you are applying to download the document with the questions for your application.

-FASPE Business Application Short Essay Questions

-FASPE Journalism Application Short Essay Questions

-FASPE Law Application Short Essay Questions

-FASPE Medical Application Short Essay Questions

-FASPE Seminary Application Short Essay Questions

Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation from academic faculty are required. We prefer letters from academic faculty that have taught you in your current or most recent graduate program, although we will also accept letters from previous graduate education or from your undergraduate career. For early-career professionals applying to the Business, Journalism, Law, or Seminary programs, these letters may also come from a supervisor or other employer. If submitted by email, these letters must be submitted by your recommender and should be submitted in pdf format. (The two personal/work references listed on your online form should not submit a letter.)

FASPE applicants should contact their own recommenders to solicit letters. If your recommenders seek guidance on what to include in their letters, please convey that we are looking for the following:

  • A discussion of any of your academic work and/or work or other experiences that would enrich this program with its focus on contemporary professional ethics;
  • Information about how actively you participate in class discussions and/or an assessment of your verbal and written expression;
  • Details about how you have reacted in emotionally and intellectually intense classroom exchanges or work experiences.

Please do NOT submit any additional application materials. Unsolicited materials will not be reviewed. 





You can submit supplemental materials either electronically (highly preferred) or via regular mail. 


Instructions for electronic submissions

  • Email your resume, transcripts, and essay questions as separate attachments (in PDF format) via email. (If the files are very large, you may submit these materials in separate, consecutive emails, but ONE email is highly preferred.)
  • The subject line of your email should be formatted as follows: Last Name - First Name - Program (example: Smith - John - Seminary)
  • Attached documents should be labeled as follows: Last Name - First Name - Submission (example: Smith - John - Essay OR Smith - John - Transcript BA)
  • Please submit your application materials to
  • For your letters of recommendation: Please have your recommenders email their letters to All letters of recommendation must also arrive by the deadline for the program to which you are applying (December 20, 2016 for Seminary and Medical applicants; January 5, 2017 for Journalism applicants; and January 12, 2017 for Business and Law applicants).

Instructions for submissions by regular mail:

Mail hard copies of your resume, transcripts, and essay to:

Thorin Tritter, Ph.D.

Executive Director, FASPE

Edmond J. Safra Plaza

36 Battery Place

New York, NY 10280

Recommenders sending letters of recommendation by regular mail should also mail their letters to this address.

Application materials sent by regular mail must be received by the following deadlines to be considered:

-For FASPE Seminary and Medical applications:  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2016

-For FASPE Journalism applications: THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2017

-For FASPE Business and Law applications: THURSDAY, January 12, 2017

Thank you for your interest in FASPE. We look forward to receiving your application. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email Thorin Tritter at

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications submitted, we regret that we cannot respond personally to each application submitted. If there are any problems with your application, we will get in touch with you.





The links below are referred to in the instructions to the left.  

-2017 FASPE eligibility information

-Printable 2017 FASPE application instructions

-Short Essay Questions - Business

-Short Essay Questions - Journalism

-Short Essay Questions - Law

-Short Essay Questions - Medical

-Short Essay Questions - Seminary


See links below for flyers about 2017 FASPE programming.

-2017 FASPE General Flyer

-2017 FASPE Business Flyer

-2017 FASPE Journalism Flyer

-2017 FASPE Law Flyer

-2017 FASPE Medical Flyer

-2017 FASPE Seminary/Divinity Flyer


Download informational PowerPoint files about the five FASPE programs below .

-2017 FASPE Busines Presentation

-2017 FASPE Journalism Presentation

-2017 FASPE Law Presentation

-2017 FASPE Medical Presentation

-2017 FASPE Seminary/Divinity Presentation

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