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Faculty Summer Grants in Ethics, Social Justice, & Health Equity

The Center for Ethics Education announces two grant programs for Summer 2022 in Course Development and for Faculty Research in Ethics, Social Justice, and Health Equity.

These funding opportunities are open to tenured and tenure-track faculty of Arts and Sciences. Non-tenured faculty members are eligible to apply after their first reappointment.

Applications are due January 15, 2022.
Awards will be announced March 15, 2022, and funds will be made available June 1, 2022.

Course Development Grants

The Ethics Center will award up to two course development grants to support the creation of new Arts and Sciences undergraduate or graduate courses or new modules within existing courses that engage with issues of ethics, social justice, or health equity.

  • Courses can be in any discipline; courses with interdisciplinary approaches to teaching are encouraged.
  • Priority will be given to courses that can be included in the undergraduate Interdisciplinary Bioethics Minor and the Ethics and Society Master’s program.
  • Awards will be for up to $3,000.
  • Up to $2,500 of the grant may be paid as a one-time faculty stipend.
  • Remaining grant funds may be used to fund undergraduate or graduate assistant support for course development, or to purchase software, books, scholarly resources, supplies or other legitimate costs.

Research Grants

The Ethics Center will award up to two summer faculty research grants, to support research projects that promote and protect the dignity of persons, reduce health disparities, reduce stigma and social injustice, increase moral understanding and collective moral action, or enhance the responsible conduct of science, health, and social services.

  • Grant funds can support faculty costs for new research projects, supplementing existing projects, pilot data for or other support for the development of an external grant proposal.
  • Awards will be for up to $7,500.
  • Up to $2,500 of the grant may be paid as a one-time stipend to the PI(s).
  • Remaining grant funds can be used to support research assistants, participant compensation, data collection, software, books, scholarly resources, supplies, research related non-conference travel, or other legitimate costs.

These funding opportunities are made possible by the Marie Ward Doty University Chair in Ethics Endowment.

Consultation with the Ethics Center Director, Celia B. Fisher (fisher@fordham.edu) or Associate Directors Steven Swartzer (sswartzer@fordham.edu), Michael Baur (mbaur@fordham.edu), and Tom Massaro (tmassaro@fordham.edu) on potential grant topics is encouraged.