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Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics
The Greenwall Foundation

Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the LSP is open to all Texas A&M faculty and principal investigators who meet the eligibility requirements.  The University and The Texas A&M University System agencies jointly administer this process to select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the sponsor in response to this solicitation.

Institutional Eligibility:  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.

PI Eligibility:  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.

The proposal will be prepared and submitted by the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS).

Number of Proposals: 1

Summary:  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, M.D., 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.

September 21, 2012, 5:00 p.m.: Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project. 

Send email of intent to

September 28, 2012, 5:00 p.m.:  Deadline to submit an internal proposal. All proposals submitted for the LSP must be submitted electronically using the on-line application system, which is available at:

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal. The sections will include a 1-3 page research plan summary, bio-sketch, and budget (if required).

This site is password protected. Texas A&M principal investigators may use their neo login and password to access the system. If you do not have a neo login, click on “signup,” fill in the pertinent information and an account will be created for you.

If you have any questions, please contact or 979.862.2233.

October 12 , 2012: Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.
November 1, 2012:  Sponsor deadline for the preliminary application.
February 13, 2013:  Sponsor deadline for the full proposal (by sponsor invitation only).

Internal Selection Procedures:
Texas A&M University has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the LSP.