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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Greenwall Foundation Bioethics Scholars Program 2018

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, 2017
Subject:Greenwall Foundation Bioethics Scholars Program 2018


Deadline for Internal Review:October 02, 2017

Project Description

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics, is a career development award that supports innovative bioethics research by junior faculty members.

The program supports research that goes beyond current work in bioethics to pressing ethical issues in clinical care, biomedical research, and public policy. Scholars and alumni 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 involvement of alumni with the program provides them with ongoing opportunities for professional development and feedback and engages them in the mentoring of younger scholars.


Applicants must be a junior faculty member holding at least a 60 percent appointment in a tenure series or its equivalent at a university or nonprofit 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.

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.  In addition, the program provides $5,000 a year for limited project support and travel (no indirect costs).
Duration of Award: 3 Years
Number of Awards: Up to 3 awards

UW-Madison may submit two letters of intent.


Internal Competition Application Instructions

Applications for Internal Review

To submit your application, follow this link:

Please submit the following:

  • Cover Page
  • PDF of no more than 3 pages, including; a) a description of the research proposal, particularly its significance; b) how the research will be carried out and how it is likely to have an impact on public policy, clinical practice, or biomedical research, and; c) a personal statement describing the applicant’s goals in the field of bioethics.
  • CV, no more than 5 pages, NIH format.

Sponsor Deadlines

Letters of Intent are due to Greenwall Foundation by November 01, 2017. Applications are due to Greenwall Foundation by January 15, 2018.