University of Southern California


The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics

Slots:                                                     2                             

LOI:                                                        November 1, 2017, 5pm PDT    

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Internal Deadline:                           Contact the Office of Research if interested. 

External Deadline:                          January 15, 2018, 5pm PDT

Award Information:                        Type:  Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: 3

Anticipated Amount: 50% salary support for three years.

Cost Sharing:                                     The award supports 50% of a Scholar’s salary plus benefits for three years, up to the NIH salary 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).

Submission Process:                     PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal:

Materials to submit:

Link to Award:                        

Who May Serve as PI:                    Applicants must be junior faculty – typically an Associate or Assitant Professor – members holding at least a 60% appointment in a tenure series or its equivalent at a university or non-profit research institute in the United States. 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 is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research.  Each year around three Greenwall Faculty Scholars are selected to receive 50 percent salary support for three years to enable them to develop their research program.

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.

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 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.

The Faculty Scholars Program Committee provides oversight and direction for the program and is involved not only with selection of the Scholars but with mentoring and faculty development activities.

There are a number of bioethics-related activities that we do not fund.

As a nonprofit organization, we do not support or engage in political advocacy.

Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for updates and other announcements.