Applications due Aug. 4
This is a joint competition for VU and VUMC investigators. All investigators should follow these instructions.
Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC, collaboratively) may select one nominee for the Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics. These three-year career development awards enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research that goes beyond current work in bioethics and will have an impact on public policy, biomedical research or clinical practice. Priority will be given to applicants whose research addresses innovative and emerging topics. The award supports 50 percent of a scholar’s salary plus benefits for three years, with 10 percent institutional costs for the salary and benefits. Additionally, the foundation provides $5,000 per year for limited project support and travel (no indirect costs are provided for these items). See a list of previous scholars here.
- Applicants must hold a faculty appointment that allows at least 50 percent of their effort to perform research.
- Priority will be given to applicants who have not yet been considered for tenure; whose work 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.
- Priority will be given to research addressing innovative ideas and/or emerging topics. Lower priority will be given to educational reform or theoretical work. See the full list of activities not funded by Greenwall.
- Demonstrated publication of bioethics research is given great weight. Applicants who have not yet published an innovative bioethics article will not be successful.
Greenwall Faculty Scholars will be selected based on the following:
- their achievements
- the strength of their research project
- their commitment to the field of bioethics
- support from Vanderbilt
The Greenwall Foundation particularly welcomes applicants from backgrounds that are under-represented in bioethics and academia.
Internal application process
Anyone interested in being considered as Vanderbilt’s nominee must submit the following (in PDF format) to LSO@vanderbilt.edu by 5 p.m. on Aug. 4, 2022:
- A two-page letter of intent 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; and
- a personal statement describing the applicant’s goals in the field of bioethics.
- Statement of support from department chair/center director
- The letter must also acknowledge that indirect costs are not provided for the additional limited project support and travel ($5,000/year) and will commit to covering any associated indirect costs per applicable school/departmental policy.
- Note that indirect costs (10 percent) are provided for salary and benefits.
- CV or NIH Biosketch (5-page max.)
Submissions should reference the program name in the subject line of the email. If you have any questions about the sponsor or the application process, please contact LSO@vanderbilt.edu.