JHU Exploration of Practical Ethics

Due Date: 06/19/2017

The JHU Exploration of Practical Ethics Round 2 Request for Proposals aims to stimulate innovative work in practical ethics by Hopkins faculty members. The proposals may include original research, novel educational experiences, or other innovative projects that take on ethical issues arising in professions and scholarly disciplines, within institutions, and in society. Proposals may address any area of practical ethics within the disciplinary expertise of the applicant(s).  The major categories of desired proposals are original research, novel educational experiences, and other innovations. Proposed projects may also involve various combinations of these categories. 

Practical ethics is an interdisciplinary field of study that takes on ethical issues arising in professions and scholarly disciplines, within institutions, and in society. In so doing, it seeks to bridge theory and practice, and relies on many areas of expertise. Practical ethics encompasses a wide range of areas and topics in artistic endeavors, biological sciences, biomedical research, business, clinical practice, education, engineering, health care, human interactions with non-human animals and the natural environment, the humanities, international relations, the natural sciences, public health, public policy, and the social sciences. Practical ethics addresses the substance of ethical issues as well as questions about who in a society should decide what to do about those issues, and by what process. Depending on the context, inquiries in practical ethics may work at different levels, focusing on individuals, or on authorities, or on the political process. The field of practical ethics is not restricted to any particular society or culture, and sometimes has a cross-cultural component.

Awards: Selected recipients are eligible for up to $50,000 for single-division proposals or up to $75,000 for cross-divisional faculty teams.

A brief Statement of Intent is due Monday, April 24, 2017.

Full proposals are due Monday, June 19, 2017.

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Not only will atomic power be released, but someday we will harness the rise and fall of the tides and imprison the rays of the sun.
— Thomas Edison