Faculty Scholars Program

How to Apply

Who may 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.

Only one applicant from a university will be considered. Institutions are requested to have an internal screening and selection process. A university with a law school, medical school, several teaching hospitals, and a faculty of arts and sciences, for example, may nominate only one applicant.

Funding for Greenwall Faculty Scholars

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).


About the Preliminary Application

The preliminary application should be one .pdf with documents in the order described below:

A one-page, double-spaced cover letter including the project title and the applicant's contact information 

A three-page letter of intent, double-spaced, 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 or clinical practice
  • A personal statement describing the applicant's goals in the field of bioethics

A curriculum vitae, no longer than 3 single-spaced pages

Preliminary applications should be submitted electronically. This letter should be in type no smaller than 12-point. The subject line of the email should contain the applicant's full name, institution, and project title. Files should be sent as PDF (.pdf) files to ensure that application formatting is not lost. 

Application Process

A letter of intent is due by November 1, 2013. Approximately 12 applicants will then be invited to submit a full application.

Letters of intent should be sent as file attachments to admin@greenwall.org.

Questions and Concerns

Questions should be directed to  Bernard Lo, MD, Greenwall Foundation President, or  Chelsea Ott, Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program Coordinator.

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