Sponsor:  The Greenwall Foundation

Sponsor Program Solicitation: Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics
Funding Amount: 50% of salary + $5,000 / yr.
Duration: 3 years

Status of this Limited Submission Opportunity



NU Pre-Proposal Deadline: 09/01/2012
Sponsor Deadline: 11/01/2012

Eligibility and Nomination Requirements

Only one candidate from Northeastern may submit a preliminary application for this program. This opportunity is still open. If you are interested in applying, please contact Karen Drew (x4824) as soon as possible.

Candidates must be junior faculty members in tenure-track positions. The foundation will give priority 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. 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.

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.

Funding Areas

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program is a career development program that enables outstanding  junior faculty members to carry out original research on policy and moral dilemmas at the intersection of ethics and the life sciences. This research will also put Faculty Scholars in a position to help set public policy and standards of clinical practice. To maximize Scholars’ development, three years of support are provided (50% of a Scholar’s salary plus benefits and $5,000 each year for limited project support and travel), requiring a 50% time commitment (carefully monitored) in each of the three years.

Scientific advances in the life sciences have raised dilemmas in public policy, research, and clinical practice regarding such issues as human cloning, stem cell research, gene therapy, and new information technologies. Effective approaches and resolutions to such problems may come from a variety of disciplines including medicine, law, philosophy, religion, other fields in the humanities, and the social sciences.

Each year the Scholars participate in a learner-centered educational program that includes required attendance at two workshops (spring and fall). Continued involvement in this activity, after each Scholar’s support period is over, provides Scholar-alumni/ae with ongoing professional development and engages them in the training of successor cohorts.

An Advisory Board of six provides oversight and direction for the program and is involved not only with selection of the Scholars but with mentoring and faculty development activities.

Approximately 12 applicants will be invited to submit full proposals due in February.