National Science Foundation Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM

Date Posted:
10/12/17
Status:CLOSED
Deadline for Notice of Intent (NOI):10/19/17
Agency Deadline:02/15/18
Limit on Number of Proposals:One- KU-L and KUMC: Considered independent organizations.
Sponsor Website:https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15528/nsf15528.htm
Pivot Link:http://pivot.cos.com/funding_opps/127599
Abstract:

The Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) program accepts proposals for innovative research projects to foster ethical Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research in all of the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports, including within interdisciplinary, inter-institutional and international contexts.

CCE STEM solicits proposals for research that explores the following: ‘What constitutes ethical STEM research and practice? Which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why?' Factors one might consider include: honor codes, professional ethics codes and licensing requirements, an ethic of service and/or service learning, life-long learning requirements, curricula or memberships in organizations (e.g. Engineers without Borders) that stress social responsibility and humanitarian goals, institutions that serve under-represented groups, institutions where academic and research integrity are cultivated at multiple levels, institutions that cultivate ethics across the curriculum, or programs that promote group work, or do not grade. Do certain labs have a ‘culture of academic integrity'? What practices contribute to the establishment and maintenance of ethical cultures and how can these practices be transferred, extended to, and integrated into other research and learning settings? Successful proposals typically have a comparative dimension, either between or within institutional settings that differ along these or other factors.

CCE STEM research projects will use basic research to produce knowledge about what constitutes responsible or irresponsible, just or unjust scientific practices and sociotechnical systems, and how to best instill students with this knowledge.

The maximum amount for 5-year awards is $600,000 and the maximum amount for 3-year awards is $400,000.

Limited Submission Proposals Procedure: http://policy.ku.edu/research/institutional-endorsement
Notice of Intent Procedure:

If you are interested in submitting to this opportunity, please Click Here * to submit a Notice of Intent form. You will be asked to provide your name and the names of any KU Co-PIs or senior personnel on the project team.

Please contact kureslimitedsubs@ku.edu if you have questions or experience any difficulty submitting the NOI form.

Please submit your NOI form or send an email NOI to kureslimitedsubs@ku.edu, by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2017.

If the number of interested parties exceeds the mandated limit, the respondents will be asked to submit a brief pre-proposal for review by an internal selection committee.

If you have any questions about the solicitation or the process described above, please contact Nancy Biles at kureslimitedsubs@ku.edu or 864-7434.

Contact:Nancy Biles: 785-864-7434