In collaboration with the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities

(ASBH), the March of Dimes is pleased to announce the creation of an

annual Young Scholar Award in Perinatal Bioethics.


To be eligible for this award, applicants must be early in their career

development, including those who are actively enrolled in graduate

school, post-doctoral programs or no higher in their career achievement

than the assistant professorship level. Applicants are invited to

submit proposals on the topic of perinatal ethics in any of the

submission categories offered in the ASBH Call for Proposals. Proposals

about pregnancy, birth, lactation, prenatal causes of disability,

neonatal decision-making, and other perinatal issues will be considered.


Submit an abstract to the ASBH Call for Proposals on the ASBH Web site

no later than March 2, 2009. Go to

From those submitted abstracts, a select group of applicants will then

be invited to submit a full paper for review by the March of Dimes/ASBH

review committee.

The Award

The award will be presented at the ASBH Annual Meeting in October to the

applicant whose paper was selected to be of the highest quality and

intellectual rigor among the submitted papers. The award winner will

receive an honorarium of $1,000 and will be invited to present his/her

paper at a plenary session at the ASBH Annual Meeting, which will

feature an invited lecture by a distinguished scholar from the field of

perinatal ethics.

More information

For further information concerning this award, please contact Alison

Saylor of ASBH at [email protected] or Ann Umemoto of the March of

Dimes at [email protected]