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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program 2019

To:Chairs and Administrators, Departments in the Biological Sciences; Associate Deans for Research; College/School Research Administrators
From:Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Date:September 12, 2018
Subject:Greenwall Foundation Bioethics Scholars Program

Deadline

Deadline for Internal Review:September 21, 2018

Project Description

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 care, biomedical research, and public policy, 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.

Eligibility

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 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 public policy, biomedical research, or clinical practice; and who will make important contributions to the field of bioethics over their careers.

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, including after the end of this award. 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 when their proposed work aims to advance the bioethics field.

Within this group, priority will be given to applicants whose research addresses innovative ideas and/or emerging topics. Lower priority will be given to applicants who are primarily carrying out educational reform or theoretical work with limited applicability to practice, research, or health care delivery. The Greenwall Foundation particularly welcomes applicants from backgrounds that are under-represented in bioethics and academia.

Amount per Award: The award supports 50 percent of a Scholar’s salary plus benefits for three years, up to the NIH salary cap, with 10 percent institutional costs for the salary and benefits. This funding is intended to ensure that at least 50 percent of the Scholar’s time is devoted to bioethics research. In addition, the Foundation provides $5,000 each year for limited project support and travel (no indirect costs are provided for these items).
Duration of Award: 3 Years
Number of Awards: Up to 3 awards

UW-Madison may submit two letters of intent.

Website

Internal Competition Application Instructions

Applications for Internal Review

To submit your application, follow this link: https://inic-uwmadison.fluidreview.com/

Please submit the following:

1. Cover Page.
2. A  letter of intent (up to 3 pages) that includes:
-A description of the research proposal, particularly its significance.
-How the research will be carried out and how it is likely to have an impact on public policy, clinical practice, or biomedical research.
-A personal statement describing the applicant’s goals in the field of bioethics
3. A CV, no more than five single-spaced pages.

Sponsor Deadlines

Letters of Intent are due to Greenwall Foundation by October 01, 2018. Applications are due to Greenwall Foundation by January 11, 2019.

Questions?

Contact Dave Schuster (608) 263-7274 or email grants@research.wisc.edu.