(CLOSED) Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics

Sponsor Name: 
The Greenwall Foundation
Amount: 
$1,250,000.00
Description of the Award: 

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 Friday, January 11, 2019. Approximately six applicants will be invited to in-person interviews in March 2019.

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.

Award Funding: 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).

Limit (Number of applicants permitted per institution): 
2
Sponsor LOI Deadline: 
Oct 01, 2018
Sponsor Final Deadline: 
Jan 11, 2019
OVPR Application or NOI Instructions: 

Interested applicants should upload one PDF file (File name: Last Name_Greenwall_2018.pdf) containing the following items in order 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 description of the research proposal, particularly its significance
  • How the research will be carried out and how it is likely to have an impact on public policy, clinical practice, or biomedical research
  • 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.

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: 
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 4:00pm
Notes: 
No applicants