Making a Difference Program - Tips for Applying

The Making a Difference in Real-World Bioethics Dilemmas (MAD) grants program supports research to help resolve important emerging or unanswered bioethics problems in clinical, biomedical, or public health decision-making, policy, or practice. Our aim is to fund projects that promote the Foundation’s vision and mission through innovative bioethics research that will have a real-world, practical impact.  

Hear from Foundation staff directly about common features of the strongest letters of intent that the Foundation receives for the MAD program, and pitfalls to avoid throughout the process. We hope this information helps you develop a stronger proposal, and we wish you the best of luck on your bioethics scholarship. 

The Foundation posts Requests for Proposals for the MAD program twice each year, generally in late May / early June and late November / early December. Stay connected with our newsletter to receive those announcements.