The Foundation primarily funds bioethics research through two grant programs: the Faculty Scholars Program and the Making a Difference program. The Foundation’s Faculty Scholars Program makes career development awards to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research. Through this program, the Foundation supports research that goes beyond current work in bioethics to help resolve pressing ethical issues and creates a community that enhances future bioethics research by Scholars and Alumni/ae.
The Making a Difference program supports specific research projects to help resolve an important emerging or unanswered bioethics problem. The Foundation’s aim through this program is to fund projects that promote the Foundation’s vision and mission through forward-looking bioethics research that will have a real-world, practical impact.