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JPE 610 Sessions

The LGS Professional Development and Career Planning team works hard to provide a diverse range of JPE 610 sessions each semester. Our sessions aim to be of the highest educational quality, interdisciplinary in nature, and carefully aligned with the JPE Program’s outcomes.
Many JPE 610 sessions are organized directly by the Office of Professional Development and Career Planning. Other JPE 610 sessions are organized by campus partners such as the Center for Ethics, JWJI, CFDE, and are approved to be offered for credit as part of the JPE 610 program. Some JPE 610 sessions are generated by ideas from students, faculty, and staff who work directly with our team throughout the session’s development and execution.
JPE 610 sessions are a core part of the LGS curriculum, so we are required to document that they meet certain criteria to be considered for credit. To be eligible for JPE 610 credit, proposed sessions must go through our JPE Approval Process, described below. To be eligible for credit, sessions should be proposed in advance, ideally one semester before they will take place. This is to allow us time to consider the proposal, and provide ample time for feedback, marketing, registration, and to ensure it fits within the broader LGS calendar of events. Not all proposals will be approved for JPE 610 credit.
To propose a session for JPE 610 credit, the proposal must:
  • align with at least one of the JPE program-level outcomes and at least one of the areas of scholarly integrity, which are described on the JPE website.
  • provide 2-3 session-level learning outcomes with explanation detailing how they support the program-level outcomes.
  • demonstrates a plan to collect accurate records of attendance that is overseen by a staff or faculty member.
  • be intended for an interdisciplinary audience and advertised to the entire community of LGS doctoral students. Discipline-specific training in ethics takes place through Part 2 of the JPE program in the form of coursework, symposia, and program-based seminars, not through JPE 610 sessions.
  • be led by qualified instructors or facilitators, generally faculty or staff who hold appropriate credentials for leading doctoral-level training in ethics. In some circumstances, JPE 610 sessions may be led by advanced doctoral students who have demonstrated expertise related to the proposed session and who have received guidance and feedback from the LGS Professional Development and Career Planning team.
  • not replicate training opportunities that are already offered for doctoral students elsewhere on the Emory campus. In such circumstances, we prefer to engage the unit or office on campus charged with leading such sessions to provide a session for the JPE program.

To propose a session, please fill out the JPE 610 Proposal Form. If you have any questions, please contact our team at

JPE: Mini Grants

The Jones Program in Ethics is pleased to announce a series of mini-grants for Laney Graduate School PhD students. A successful proposal will highlight particular ways you will engage the LGS community in a conversation or presentation on an ethical topic that aligns with your research interests or professional goals. Mini grant awardees will host a JPE 610 session during the Fall 2024 or Spring 2025 semester. Please see the call for application below for details.

Call for application here.

DeadlineApril 30, 2024

Become an Ambassador

The JPE requires support on multiple levels from students both with varied backgrounds and experience in research ethics-related training and educate on. A JPE Ambassador is someone who will engage the broader Emory community through questions of ethics, integrity and scholarship in the following ways:

  • Participate in JPE by attending JPE600 and providing assistance and leadership for incoming doctoral students.
  • Publicize JPE events within one's program and social contacts at Emory.
  • Serve as a role model for issues of integrity in research, teaching, and scholarship.
  • Attend Ambassador meetings (approximately one per semester).
  • Commit to providing the Professional Development team with resources and trainings on ethics when appropriate. 

If you are interested in becoming a JPE Ambassador, please send a note of interest to