National Science Foundation

NSF: Online Resource Center for Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (ORCEESE)

Program Summary

This project is for the creation of an Online Resource Center for Ethics Education in Science and Engineering to support the collection and curating of materials in an online, state of the art resource center, maintaining resources that will help scholars and educators in all of the fields that NSF supports to incorporate ethical and social justice issues and reasoning into their pedagogy, research, and practice.
The portal will contain research findings, pedagogical materials, and promising practices regarding ethics and social justice issues in engineering, social, behavioral, and economic sciences, natural sciences, mathematics and computer sciences, and it will serve as a resource of multimedia materials that may be used by educators to train current and future generations in ethics and social justice issues relevant to these fields. The portal will also assist practitioners in these fields to identify and explore ethical and social justice issues as they arise in their work. It will meet the highest design and technical standards and will be made available to users free of charge.


One proposal per institution is allowed.

Award Information

One award will be funded under this competition. This award will have a duration of five years and an anticipated total funding amount up to $1,500,000 pending availability of funds.

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 Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's deadline of Wednesday, August 7, 2013.

Proposal Due to OVPRED06/12/2013 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF07/31/2013
Date Due to Sponsor08/07/2013
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
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