Faculty Funding | Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics

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.


  • 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.
  • The Greenwall Foundation particularly welcomes applicants from backgrounds that are under-represented in bioethics and academia.

Award Background:

  • Award Amount: 50% of salary support for 3 years
  • Number of Awards: approximately 3
  • Number of UMass Amherst Nominees: up to 2
  • Directory of Past Awardees - We strongly recommend reviewing past awards to determine competitiveness.


  • Internal: September 21, 2018
  • External: October 1, 2018

Internal Application Process
The internal selection process will be led by a committee composed of the deans of internal applicants' respective schools and colleges or their designees and, if necessary, the Provost, Vice Chancellor for Research Engagement, or faculty with relevant expertise and informed by the grant programs' guidelines and submission requirements.

If you are interested in applying to this program please email a pre-proposal with the following items in a single PDF by September 21, 2018 to cfr@admin.umass.edu:

The Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics

  • A three-page, single-spaced letter of intent, with one-inch margins and font size no smaller than 12 point, 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
  • A CV, no more than five single-spaced pages

Additional Information
For additional information, visit the program's website. If you have technical questions about the grant program or your eligibility, please contact Liz Smith or Michael Stein in Corporate and Foundation Relations.