National Science Foundation

NSF: Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE)

Program Summary

The Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) program funds research and educational projects that improve ethics education in all fields of science and engineering that NSF supports, with priority consideration given to interdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international contexts. Although the primary focus is on improving ethics education for graduate students in NSF-funded fields, the proposed programs may benefit advanced undergraduates as well.


An eligible organization may submit only one proposal as the lead organization. Organizations submitting more than one proposal as the lead organization will be notified and given one week from notification to select one proposal for consideration. If one is not selected in that time period, all of those proposals will be returned without review. There is no limit on the number of proposals under which an organization may be included as a non-lead collaborator or sub-awardee.

Award Information

The maximum award amount is $300,000. Collaborative proposals for the purpose of disseminating best practices in graduate ethics education will be eligible for a maximum award amount of $400,000 (for example, projects that include partnerships between universities and scientific or engineering societies to distribute curriculum and/or research findings). Anticipated funding amount is $3 million for an estimated 6 to 10 Standard Grants. The maximum award duration is 36 months.

Internal Selection Procedure
The UI Office of the Vice President for Research has established an internal review procedure to select the UI nominee. Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor's selection criteria. Consideration will also be given to UI institutional strengths and strategic directions. Potential applicants must submit, using the preselection link below, the following information:
  1. A two page CV
  2. A description of the proposed project. It should have the following elements:
The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2012. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's deadline of Friday, March 1, 2013.

Proposal Due to OVPRED12/07/2012 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF02/22/2013
Date Due to Sponsor03/01/2013
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
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