The Greenwall and Whitehall foundations are both accepting letters of intent for their January deadlines.
The Greenwall Foundation will fund the next cycle of its bioethics grants program, Making a Difference in Real-World Bioethics Dilemmas, to support research to help resolve an important emerging or unanswered bioethics problem in clinical care, biomedical research, public health practice, or public policy. Our aim is to fund projects that will have a real-world, practical impact. Priority for funding will be given to collaborative projects involving a bioethics scholar and persons working in other fields in which bioethics dilemmas arise, for example, clinical care, scientific research, technology innovation, or public service. Projects may be either empirical or conceptual/normative. Letters of intent are due January 8, 2016 by 12:00pm ET, for projects to begin on or after July 1, 2016.
For this cycle, priority topics are:
- Ethical and policy issues in new approaches to protecting research participants.
- Ethical and policy issues related to advances in biomedical research and the translation of research into clinical practice, including:
o The increasing use of big data and mobile health applications in clinical care and research;
o Advances in neuroscience and in research and clinical care of persons with degenerative brain diseases; and
o The impact of changes in the FDA regulatory process on access to new therapies and the safety of approved therapies.
- Ethical and policy issues that are particularly salient in certain cultural, ethnic, and demographic communities, including dilemmas arising in health disparities research, in clinical and system interventions to reduce health disparities, and in clinical care. We are particularly interested in policies and procedures that, while neutral on their face, may have unintended adverse consequences in practice for certain groups.
The Greenwall Foundation will fund 10% indirect costs to the grantee institution for salary and benefits only. More than one applicant may apply from each institution, but principal investigators may submit only one letter of intent per funding cycle.
The Whitehall Foundation assists scholarly research in the life sciences through its research grants and grants-in-aid programs. It is the foundation’s policy to support those dynamic areas of basic biological research that are not heavily supported by federal agencies or other foundations with specialized missions. The foundation emphasizes the support of young scientists at the beginning of their careers and productive senior scientists who wish to move into new fields of interest.
1) Research: Research grants of up to $225,000 over three years will be awarded to established scientists of all ages working at accredited institutions in the United States. Grants will not be awarded to investigators who have already received, or expect to receive, substantial support from other sources, even if it is for an unrelated purpose.
2) Grants-in-Aid: One-year grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to researchers at the assistant professor level who experience difficulty in competing for research funds because they have not yet become firmly established. Grants-in-Aid can also be made to senior scientists.
To be eligible, applicants must hold the position of assistant professor or higher; have principal investigator status; and be considered an “independent investigator” with his/her own dedicated lab space or with lab space independent of another investigator.
Letters of Intent must be received no later than January 15, 2016. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full applications by June 1, 2016.
Please forward as appropriate. If anyone wishes to apply, please have them send me a copy of the LOI. As always, our office is available for assistance.