The Greenwall Foundation

The Greenwall Foundation: Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics

Program Summary

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program is a career development program that enables junior faculty members to carry out original research on policy and moral dilemmas at the intersection of ethics and the life sciences. To maximize Scholars' development, three years of support are provided, requiring a 50% time commitment (carefully monitored) in each of the three years.


Only one applicant from an institution will be considered; institutions are requested to have an internal screening and selection process. At a university with a law school, medical school, and school of arts and sciences, for example, only one candidate may submit a preliminary application.

Applicants must be junior faculty members holding at least a 60% appointment in a tenure series at a university or non-profit research institute in the U.S. 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 or clinical practice. Within this group, priority will be given to applicants whose research addresses innovative and emerging topics. Lower priority will be given to applicants who are working on institutional change, educational reform, or primarily theoretical research.

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 and quality of an applicant's research in bioethics will count favorably towards his/her application, outstanding candidates with less direct experience in bioethics will also be considered.

Approximately 12 applicants will be invited to submit full proposals due in February 2013.

Funding Information

The award supports 50% of a Scholar’s salary plus benefits for three years, up to the NIH cap, with 10% institutional costs for the salary and benefits. In addition, we provide $5000 each year for limited project support and travel (no indirect costs are provided for these items).

Internal Selection Procedure

The UI Office of the Vice President for Research has established an internal review procedure to select the UI nominee.  Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor's selection criteria.  Consideration will also be given to UI institutional strengths and strategic directions.  Potential applicants must submit, using the preselection link below, the following information:

1.   A two-page CV
2.   A description of the proposed research.  It should have the following elements:

The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 8, 2012.  The selected nominee will be asked to complete the preliminary application in accordance with the sponsor's deadline of Thursday, November 1, 2012.   Full proposals are by invitation only.

Proposal Due to OVPRED10/08/2012 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF10/25/2012
Date Due to Sponsor11/01/2012
Required LOI Due Date11/01/2012
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
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