University of Southern California


The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics

Slots:                                                     1

Internal Deadline:                          Contact the Office of Research if interested.

LOI:                                                        September 23, 2019, 11:59pm ET (8:59pm PT) using this link:

You will need to upload:

  1. A three-page, single-spaced letter of intent, with one-inch margins and font size no smaller than 12 point, that includes:
  1. A CV, no more than five single-spaced pages

External Deadline:                          January 9, 2020 (invite-only), 11:59pm ET (8:59pm PT)

Award Information:                        Type: Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: 3

Anticipated Amount: 50% salary support for three years

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 members at a university or non-profit research institute that has tax-exempt status in the United States. Applicants must hold a faculty appointment (or other long-term research position outside a university) that allows at least 50 percent of their effort to perform research (often this is a faculty position with at least a 60 percent appointment in a tenure-track position or its equivalent). Priority will be given to applicants who have not yet been considered for tenure or an equivalent promotion; whose research will have an impact on clinical, biomedical, and public health decision-making, policy, and practice; and who will make important contributions to the field of bioethics over their careers.


The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research. It supports research that goes beyond current work in bioethics to help resolve pressing ethical issues in clinical, biomedical, and public health decision-making, policy, and practice, and 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 works in progress, receive feedback and mentoring from the Faculty Scholars Program Committee and other Scholars and Alumni/ae, 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.

Approximately 12 applicants submitting letters of intent will be invited to submit full applications, which will be due Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Approximately six applicants will be invited to in-person interviews in March 2020.

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