Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program

A Community of Innovative Bioethics Researchers

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 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.

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics supports research that goes beyond current work in bioethics to help resolve pressing ethical issues in clinical care, biomedical research, and public policy.

Outstanding candidates with less direct experience in bioethics will also be considered.  Applicants whose training has been in medical anthropology, medical sociology, medical history, and similiar fields are welcome to apply, but should make clear how their bioethics focus goes beyond usual work in those fields and how their research will lead to normative or conceptual recommendations.

The Greenwall Foundation particularly welcomes applicants from backgrounds that are under-represented in bioethics and academia.

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program creates a community that enhances future bioethics research by Scholars and Alumni/ae.

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 Faculty Scholars Program Committee provides oversight and direction for the program, is involved with selection of the Scholars, and with mentoring and faculty development activities.


The 2015-2016 Faculty Scholars Program request for proposals is available here; this application cycle is now closed.  We will fund another cohort of Scholars in Spring 2017.  The request for proposals and due dates for this cycle will be announced in Summer 2016.

Questions should be directed to Bernard Lo, MD, Greenwall Foundation President & CEO, or the Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program Coordinator, Rebekkah Boxt.

Current and former Scholars are listed here.