Fund Details
Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program, Spring 2022
Award Amount
The award supports 50% of a Scholar’s salary plus benefits for three years, up to the NIH salary cap,
Sponsor Name
Greenwall Foundation
Nominations Available to Institution


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.
Each year, the Foundation selects approximately three Greenwall Faculty Scholars to receive 50 percent salary support for three years to enable them to develop their research program. Applicants must be junior faculty members at a university or non-profit research institute that has tax-exempt status in the United States.  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.

The award supports 50% of a Scholar’s salary plus benefits for three years, up to the NIH salary cap, with 10% institutional costs for the salary and benefits. In addition, the foundation provides $5000 each year for limited project support and travel (no indirect costs are provided for these items).

Application Information:

Please fill out the online form and attach the following documents as a single PDF:
  1. Summary of proposed research—research must focus on front-line issues in bioethics (limit 2 pages. A third page may be used for references)
  2. Nominating letter signed by your department or division head.
  3. NIH Biosketch, including past and pending sources of funding.  For current funding include abstract and specific aims and indicate if there is any overlap with your proposal.  (Limit 10 pages).

Style Requirements:
  • 11pt font or larger.
  • No more than 6 lines per inch.

Eligibility Criteria:

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 front-line bioethics, innovative ideas and/or emerging topics to move forward the field. Lower priority will be given to applicants who are primarily carrying out policy or advocacy work, 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.

Review Criteria:

The HMS Foundation Funds Committee advises department heads, mentors, and candidates to be particularly aware of the committee's selection criteria when making nominations:
  • A technically feasible research proposal
  • Applicants with the potential to successfully carry out the research described in the proposal
  • Relevance of the proposal to the mission of the foundation award
  • Career trajectory
  • Letter of support and institutional commitment to the applicant
  • Publications
  • Current funding

Additional Information, Related Websites, and Proxy Instructions:

NOTE:  HMS faculty at the affiliated hospitals must apply through the Foundation Funds program.  Harvard University is the nominating institution for these awards. HMS nominees will forward their applications to the Provost’s Office.  A Committee appointed by the Provost’s Office will review all applications and select the University nominee.

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Clare Lamont at

Search Filters:

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Children’s Hospital Boston
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School (Quad)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
  • Schepens Eye Research Institute
    • Instructor
    • Assistant Professor
      Type of Competition
      • Limited Submission
        • Other
          Type of Award
          • Career Development
            Begin Accepting Applications Date:
            Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
            3/28/2022 11:30 PM