Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics

Sponsor Name: 
Greenwall Foundation
Description of the Award: 

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program is limited to one letter-of-intent from an institution . If we receive interest from more than one faculty member, we will conduct a downselect.

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 about three Greenwall Faculty Scholars are selected to receive 50 percent salary support for three years to enable them to develop their research program. Applicants must be junior faculty members holding at least a 60% appointment in a tenure series or its equivalent at a university or non-profit research institute that has tax-exempt status in the United States. 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.

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 United States. 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.

Approximately 12 applicants submitting letters of intent will be invited to submit full applications, which will be due Monday, January 15, 2018. Approximately six applicants will be invited to in-person interviews in April, 2018.

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.

Scholars and Alumni/ae attend twice-yearly meetings, where they present their work in progress, receive feedback and mentoring from the Faculty Scholars Program Committee and other Scholars, and have the opportunity to develop collaborations with other researchers. The ongoing involvement of Alumni/ae with the Program provides them ongoing opportunities for professional development and feedback and engages them in mentoring of younger Scholars. The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program creates a community that enhances future bioethics research by Scholars and Alumni/ae.

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Internal Nomination Process:

Interested applicants should send the following documents in sequence in one PDF no later than 4:00 p.m. on the internal submission deadline:

  1. A three-page, single-spaced letter of intent, with one-inch margins and font size no smaller than 12 point, that includes:

    a) A description of the research proposal, particularly its significance
    b) How the research will be carried out and how it is likely to have an impact on public policy, clinical practice, or biomedical research
    c) A personal statement describing the applicant's goals in the field of bioethics

  2. A CV, no more than five single-spaced pages, in NIH biosketch format

Questions concerning the limited submissions process may be submitted to limitedsubs@psu.edu.

Limit (Number of applicants permitted per institution): 
2
Sponsor Final Deadline: 
Jan 15, 2018
To be considered as a Penn State institutional nominee, please submit a notice of intent by the date provided directly below.
This limited submission is in downselect: 
Penn State may only submit a specific number of proposals to this funding opportunity. The number of NOIs received require that an internal competition take place, thus, a downselect process has commenced. No Penn State researchers may apply to this opportunity outside of this downselect process. To apply for this limited submission, please use this link:
OVPR Downselect Deadline: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 4:00pm