Call for Proposals for Arsht Research on Ethics and Community Grants
The University of Miami Ethics Programs are calling for proposals for the sixth annual Arsht Research on Ethics and Community Grants program by May 21.
Under the auspices of the Arsht Ethics Initiatives and made possible by generous gifts from UM Trustee Adrienne Arsht, the program has emerged as a fixture of interdisciplinary intellectual life at UM. Since the program’s inception, the Ethics Programs have funded 37 projects and made some $500,000 in awards.
The grants are awarded for research projects that address a contemporary ethical issue and have implications for public policy, professional practice, human rights, and other areas.
Arsht Research on Ethics and Community Grants are awarded to faculty-student teams. Any full-time UM faculty member or rising (i.e., prior to year of graduation) full-time student (graduate or undergraduate) may apply for a grant. A faculty applicant must identify at least one student collaborator; a student applicant must identify at least one faculty mentor. Strong preference will be given to inter- and multidisciplinary projects. An impartial Ethics Advisory Board reviews and scores all proposals in a process analogous to that used by National Science Foundation or National Institutes of Health study sections.
A trustee, philanthropist, and community leader, Adrienne Arsht has committed to give $3 million to the University of Miami Ethics Programs, constituting the largest gift for ethics in Florida history. Arsht funds support a variety of projects, including the ethics research program, a distinguished speaker series, distinguished faculty awards, undergraduate ethics debates, and a visiting scholars program.