Application Timeline

Letters of Intent due by January 8, 2018, 11:59 pm ET

Invited Full Proposals due by March 8, 2018, 11:59 pm ET

Invitations to submit full proposals may contain suggestions from reviewers for strengthening the application, and reviewers may request additional clarifications after full proposals are received.  Working with The Greenwall Foundation is a collaborative process.  Our goal is to work with applicants to develop strong proposals that are positioned to have the greatest impact in real-world, practical settings.

Projects to commence on or after July 1, 2018

Directions for Submitting a Letter of Intent

Go to  Once there, please bookmark the site, create an account, and complete your application.  To create an account, you must enter your institution's EIN, which you may need to obtain from your Contracts and Grants Office; please do not input a placeholder or invalid EIN, which may delay consideration of your application.  Please note, The Greenwall Foundation updated its online grants management system in June 2017. If you applied for a grant with the Foundation before that time, you will need to create a new account for this new system.

If you have any technical questions or concerns regarding the online application process, please contact  If you continue to experience difficulty with the online application process, please contact the Foundation by email at or by phone at (212) 679-7266 during business hours (Eastern Time).  We will not accept late applications because of technical issues with the online application portal, so please try logging in and entering your information in advance of the deadline.

Letters of intent require the following information be entered into our online application form:

  • Project title
  • A one-sentence summary of the project for a lay audience
  • Priority topic, if any
  • The amount and duration of funding requested (salaries for investigators are capped at 1.5x the current NIH cap for the basis of the percent effort allocation and fringe rates will be capped at 35%; The Greenwall Foundation will fund 10% indirect costs to the grantee institution for salary and benefits only)
  • Names of the proposed research team and copies of CVs for two key personnel (no more than 5 single-spaced pages each, in NIH biosketch format) that highlight evidence that you have the experience and expertise needed to carry out the proposed project
  • A narrative using the following headers:
    • The bioethics problem to be addressed and its significance
    • The specific aims or research questions of the project
    • How the proposed project is innovative and goes beyond the current work on the problem, particularly in its potential to have a real-world impact
    • Collaborative nature of the project (if applicable), including investigators’ history of collaborative research and collaborative plan
    • The nature of peer-reviewed publication(s) expected from the project and other plans to disseminate the project’s findings, including to stakeholder audiences beyond academia and to key individuals who can change practice or policy

This narrative should be no longer than 3 single-spaced pages plus references (which do not count against the 3-page limit), with one-inch margins and in font no smaller than 12 point.  Please do not submit any additional documents. 

Letters of intent for this cycle must be submitted online by January 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET.   We strongly encourage applicants to submit letters of intent earlier, so that they have time to correct any technical errors that might arise during the application process. Invited full applications will be due March 8, 2018, with project periods to start on or after July 1, 2018.  Because of the relatively tight deadline for full proposals that include financial information approved by an appropriate officer, there may be some allowance for budget deadlines. However, priority will be given to fully completed proposals. 

We will fund another cycle of grants in Fall 2018.  The request for proposals and due date for this cycle will be announced in Summer 2018.