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Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics
Internal Deadline: October 1, 2013

Foundation deadlines:
November 1, 2013: preliminary application.
February 2014: full proposals by invitation

A career development award to enable outstanding junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics 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. Each year the Scholars participate in a learner-centered educational program that includes required attendance at two workshops (spring and fall).

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/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 for the salary and benefits. In addition $5000 is provided each year for limited project support and travel (no indirect costs are provided for these items).


Applicants must be junior faculty members holding at least a 60% appointment. Priority will be given to applicants who are below the rank of Associate Professor, who have not received a comparable career development award, and whose work will have an impact on public policy or clinical practice. Approximately 12 applicants will be invited by the Foundation to submit full proposals due in February 2014. U-M may submit one preliminary application for the current year competition.

The Office of Research will coordinate the internal review process.

For consideration as the institutional nominee, please submit electronically in a single pdf file, in the order below:

  1. Letter of Intent (3 pages) to include
    a) description of research proposal, particular significance, how it will be carried out, and how it is likely to have an impact on public policy or clinical practice; and
    b) a personal statement describing applicant goals in the field of bioethics. This letter should be double spaced with 12-point font.
  2. Curriculum vitae (5 pages max, single-spaced pages) with a cover page to include project title and applicant contact information.

Submit the pdf to:

We encourage you to work with Maureen Martin, Executive Director of Foundation Relations, if you have questions about the internal proposal. Maureen can provide additional information about foundations in general, data on the Greenwall Foundation, the variety of projects funded in the Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics, information about the Foundation review process, and pointers and feedback on writing for foundation audiences. Connect by phone (734) 647-6074 or e-mail ( U-M nominees will be notified promptly of selection at which time preparation and submittal of the completed preliminary

U-M nominees will be notified promptly of selection at which time preparation and submittal of the completed preliminary applications (after routing through U-M's eRPM) to the Greenwall Foundation by November 1, 2013. Please visit the Foundation website for guidelines and additional information.

Internal proposals will be evaluated based on the impact and strength of the proposed research; how well the proposal meets the Greenwall Foundation's stated criteria; and the strength of the nomination letter.

Current limited submissions opportunities