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Greenwall Foundation - Bioethics Grant Program
03/09/20 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA bioethics scholars affiliated with nonprofit institutions for research projects that address bioethics issues in biomedical research, clinical care, public health practice, or public policy. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended for innovative projects that will have a real-world, practical impact.
While all innovative proposals that will have a real-world impact are welcome, the Foundation is particularly interested in proposals that address the ethical and policy issues raised by the following priority topics:
- Developments in artificial intelligence;
- Responses to the opioid epidemic;
- Bias and discrimination in clinical care against patients or clinicians, based on a broad range of characteristics;
- Advances in biomedical and clinical research and their translation into clinical practice; and
- Healthcare access, costs, and resource allocation.
- Proposals for projects that address other real-world, practical bioethics problems are also welcome.
Projects may be empirical, conceptual, or normative. All proposals should explain how they will help address a real-world bioethics dilemma. Projects to analyze the normative implications of already-completed empirical research are encouraged. The Foundation will support mentored projects in which a postdoctoral fellow or junior faculty member works closely with an experienced bioethics scholar. The Foundation will also consider pilot or feasibility projects to evaluate an innovative intervention to resolve a bioethics dilemma, with the goal of obtaining funding from other sources for a larger evaluation or demonstration project. Some highly promising projects may be funded for an initial phase, with additional funding contingent on achieving clear milestones.
The research team needs to have relevant and appropriate expertise to carry out the proposed project. Successful teams commonly involve a bioethics scholar and persons with on-the-ground experience with the bioethics dilemma, for example, in clinical care; biomedical research; biotechnology, pharmaceutical, big data, and artificial intelligence companies; or public service. Such collaboration can specify the bioethics problems that clinicians, researchers, policymakers, public health officials, and others face in their daily work, and facilitate practical resolutions to these problems. Applicants are also encouraged to engage with relevant lay or community stakeholders throughout their project.
Grantees are expected to disseminate their research through practical articles in peer-reviewed journals that reach the appropriate audience for the topic studied, through presentations in relevant professional meetings, and in other ways that will increase real-world impact. Applicants should describe, for example, how they will disseminate their results beyond academic audiences, such as to lay and community groups or to leaders of institutions who could implement the project’s recommendations or act upon empirical findings (e.g., leaders of clinical services, research programs, institutional review boards, or medical education).
The Greenwall Foundation will fund 10% indirect costs for salary and benefits only. Salaries for investigators are capped at 1.5x the current NIH cap for the basis of the percent effort allocation.
GrantWatch ID#: 166851
Projects should begin on or after July 1, 2020.
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