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Opportunity for USA Faculty Members at Universities or Nonprofit Research Institutes for Career Development in the Field of Bioethics

Faculty Scholars Program


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Important Dates
LOI Date: 09/18/23
Deadline: 01/08/24 11:59 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Opportunity for USA faculty members at universities or nonprofit research institutes for career development in the field of bioethics. Applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to support research projects that address ethical issues in clinical, biomedical, and public health decision-making, policy, and practice.

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research. It supports research that goes beyond current work in bioethics to help resolve pressing ethical issues in clinical, biomedical, and public health decision-making, policy, and practice, and creates a community that enhances future bioethics research by Scholars and Alumni/ae.

Each year, the Foundation selects approximately three Greenwall Faculty Scholars to receive 50 percent salary support for three years to enable them to carry out a specific research proposal and develop their research program.

Scholars and Alumni/ae attend twice-yearly meetings, where they present their works in progress, receive feedback and mentoring from the Faculty Scholars Program Committee and other Scholars and Alumni/ae, and have the opportunity to develop collaborations with other researchers. Ongoing involvement of Alumni/ae with the Program provides continued opportunities for professional development and feedback, and engages them in mentoring of junior Scholars. In addition, all first-year Scholars participate in a philosophical bioethics seminar series; additional professional development opportunities may also be offered.

The Faculty Scholars Program supports research to help resolve pressing ethical issues in clinical, biomedical, and public health decision-making, policy, and practice. The topic of the proposed research should be timely and relevant, and the proposed project should seek to meaningfully contribute to its understanding.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must be junior faculty members at a university or non-profit research institute that has tax-exempt status in the United States. Applicants must hold a faculty appointment (or other long-term research position outside a university) that allows at least 50 percent of their effort to perform research (often this is a faculty position with at least a 60 percent appointment in a tenure-track position or its equivalent). Priority will be given to applicants who have not yet been considered for tenure or an equivalent promotion; whose research will have an impact on clinical, biomedical, and public health decision-making, policy, and practice; and who will make important contributions to the field of bioethics over their careers.

Priority will be given to applicants whose research addresses innovative ideas and/or emerging topics. Lower priority will be given to applicants who are primarily carrying out educational reform or theoretical work with limited applicability to practice, research, or policy. The Greenwall Foundation values and supports diverse voices in bioethics and particularly welcomes applicants from backgrounds that are underrepresented in bioethics and academia.

The Foundation does not fund:
- Scholars to carry out bioethics teaching, institutional change, or quality improvement on bioethics issues. It is expected, however, that Greenwall Faculty Scholars, and the students they teach, will do such activities during their careers.
- Theoretical ethics research without clear application to pressing, real-world problems in clinical, biomedical, and public health decision-making, policy, and practice.
- Survey research or qualitative research that touches on a bioethics issue unless there is a strong conceptual analysis of the bioethics issue or thoughtful analysis of the bioethics implications of the empirical findings. The Foundation is, however, interested in bioethics researchers who want to work on conceptual or normative analyses linked to their empirical findings.
- Basic science research that has implications for a bioethics issue.
- Bioethics work directed towards predetermined conclusions.

As a nonprofit organization, the Foundation does not support or engage in political advocacy. In addition, an individual cannot simultaneously receive Making a Difference and Faculty Scholars Program funding from The Greenwall Foundation.

Pre-Application Information
- 9/18/2023: Letters of intent due by September 18, 2023, 11:59 pm ET
- 1/8/2024: Invited full applications due by January 8, 2024, 11:59 pm ET
- 5/23/2024: Scholars announced on or after May 23, 2024

The Foundation strongly encourages applicants to submit letters of intent earlier, so that they have time to correct any technical errors that might arise during the application process. Approximately 12 applicants submitting letters of intent will be invited to submit full applications, which will be due January 8, 2024. Approximately six applicants will be invited to in-person interviews in March 2024.

Please note: Only one applicant from a university or non-profit research institute will be considered in each application cycle. Institutions should have an internal screening and selection process, as the Foundation will not consider multiple letters of intent received from a single institution. For purposes of this limitation, the Foundation considered the overseeing university to be the institution. Thus, a university with a law school, medical school, several teaching hospitals, and a faculty of arts and sciences may only submit one application in total. If a university system, such as a state-wide university system, comprises several universities, each university within the system may nominate one applicant.

Faculty Scholars Program:

Number of Grants
Each year, the Foundation selects approximately three Greenwall Faculty Scholars.

Estimated Size of Grant
The award supports 50 percent of a Scholar’s salary plus benefits for three years, up to the NIH salary cap, with 10 percent institutional costs for the salary and benefits. This funding is intended to ensure that at least 50 percent of the Scholar’s time is devoted to bioethics research. In addition, the Foundation provides $5,000 each year for limited project support and travel (no indirect costs are provided for these items).

Term of Contract
The Foundation allows one no-cost extension per award for a maximum of 12 months, absent exceptional circumstances.

Contact Information
Submit an LOI Online:

Please e-mail inquiries about this program to Kyle Ruempler,

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