Greenwall Foundation

Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics

Program Summary

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 goal of the Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is to nurture the next generation of leading bioethics researchers at a crucial stage in their academic careers, when they have started a tenure-track faculty appointment, need protected time to establish a long-term, sustainable research program, and would benefit from mentoring from senior bioethics scholars and joining a community of other bioethics researchers.


Only one applicant per university may be nominated to apply.

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, 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 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.  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 primarily carrying out institutional change, educational reform, or theoretical bioethics research.

Award 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 and Economic Development 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, September 23, 2013.  The selected nominee will be asked to complete the required letter of intent in accordance with the sponsor's deadline of Friday, November 1, 2013.   Full proposals are by invitation only.

Proposal Due to OVPRED09/23/2013 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF10/25/2013
Date Due to Sponsor11/01/2013
Required LOI Due Date11/01/2013
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
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