Office of Research
Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics 2012
The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program is a career development program that enables junior faculty members to carry out original research on policy and moral dilemmas at the intersection of ethics and the life sciences. To maximize Scholars' development, three years of support are provided, requiring a 50% time commitment (carefully monitored) in each of the three years. The national program director is Bernard Lo, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Program in Medical Ethics at the University of California, San Francisco.
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.
Applicants must be junior faculty members holding at least a 60% appointment in a tenure series at a university or non-profit research institute in the U.S. 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 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 working on institutional change, educational reform, or primarily theoretical 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.
Only one applicant from an institution will be considered; institutions are requested to have an internal screening and selection process. At a university with a law school, medical school, and school of arts and sciences, for example, only one candidate may submit a preliminary application. A preliminary application will be due on 1 November, 2012. Applicants must write a three-page letter of intent that includes (1) a description of their research proposal, particularly its significance, how it will be carried out, and how it is likely to have an impact on public policy or clinical practice; and (2) a personal statement describing their goals in the field of bioethics. This letter should be double-spaced and in type no smaller than 12-point. The applicant should also submit a curriculum vitae, no longer than 5 single-spaced pages and a cover page including the project title and applicant's contact information.
Pre-proposals should consist of a three-page letter of intent that includes (1) a description of their research proposal, particularly its significance, how it will be carried out, and how it is likely to have an impact on public policy or clinical practice; and (2) a personal statement describing their goals in the field of Bioethics. The pre-proposals can be emailed to Office of Research at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, September 27, 2012. A preliminary application is due to the sponsor on November 1, 2012, so you will need to have your proposal to the Office of Sponsored Programs by October 25, 2012 for processing if given the go ahead by the Proposal Review Committee.
Inquiries and Contact Information
Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.
For general inquiries, or to request a listing of a limited submission opportunity that should be but is not already listed, please email us at email@example.com.