Funding Pursued

Investigators currently have more than one million dollars pending in grant proposals to further fund the work they initiated through Practical Ethics:

Project: Are We Asking the Right Questions About the Ethics of Autonomous Vehicle Testing?

$350,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Johnathan Ehsani, Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Tak Igusa, Whiting School of Engineering

The proposed work is to develop a toolkit for policymakers that would guide decision making about the introductions of autonomous vehicles.

Project: Ethical Robotics: Implementing Value-Driven Behavior in Autonomous Systems

$100,000 Discovery Award
  • David Handelman, Ariel Greenberg, and Bruce Swett, Applied Physics Lab
  • Debra Mathews and Travis Rieder, Berman Institute

The proposed project is entitled “Enabling Machines to Reason Over Potential Harms to Humans.”

Project: Environmental Ethics in American Life: An Anthropological Inquiry

$75,000 JHU Catalyst Grant (awarded)
  • Anand Pandian, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

The grant provided support for a year of sabbatical leave dedicated to work in multiple sites across the southern border of the United States.

Project: The Law of Unintended Consequences: Will the Implementation of California Senate Bill 27 Impact Animal Health and Well-Being?

$500,000 USDA AFRI (Animal Welfare) Grant
  • Meghan Davis, Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Medicine
  • Jessica Fanzo, SAIS, Berman Institute, and Bloomberg School of Public Health

The proposed project would further work initiated in the Practical Ethics project, as well as grow into a new area, how antimicrobial use changes impact management practices on a farm.

Project: The Ethics of Preparedness in Humanitarian Crisis

$15,000 from the American Political Science Association
  • Sarah Parkinson, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

The grant is enabling the development of practices for trauma-informed social science interviewing by working with psychologists/counselors/psychiatrists.