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Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics

Internal Due Date: TBD - Coordinated by OSP

Foundation Due Date: Letters of Intent - Oct 2016; Full Applications - Jan 2017

Number of Applications: 2


The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research.  Each year three Greenwall Faculty Scholars are selected to receive 50 percent salary support for three years to enable them to develop their research program. The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics supports research that goes beyond current work in bioethics to help resolve pressing ethical issues in clinical care, biomedical research, and public policy.

Applicants must be junior faculty members holding at least a 60 percent appointment in a tenure series at a university or nonprofit research institute in the USA. Priority will be given to applicants who have not yet been considered for tenure, who have not received a comparable career development award, and whose work will have an impact on public policy, biomedical research, or clinical practice.

Faculty Scholars will be selected on the basis of their achievements, the strength of their research project, their commitment to the field of bioethics, and support from their home institution. While the amount of an applicant's original work in bioethics will count favorably towards his or her application, outstanding candidates with less direct experience in bioethics will also be considered.

The award supports 50% of a Scholar’s salary plus benefits for three years (up to the NIH cap), with 10% institutional costs on this amount. Additionally, $5,000 will be provided each year for limited project support and travel.

For full information, please see the website noted above.


Internal Competition Guidelines: Interested applicants must submit an abstract of their proposed projects (not to exceed 2 pages) and an NIH-style biosketch to Holly Sommers via e-mail ( by no later than the internal deadline above for consideration. [It is very helpful if the abstract and biosketch can be combined into a single PDF with the abstract first.] Please put Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program – Candidate Name in the subject line of the e-mail. Please note that written reviews or summary statements from the internal review and selection process will not be available.