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Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM

Posted: 10/31/2017 (Funding)

Sponsor: NSF
Program: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)
Program number: NSF 15-528 (2018)
Award amount: $600,000
Number of applications UW can put forward: 1
OR internal deadline: 11/30/17
OSP deadline: 2/7/18
Sponsor deadline: 2/15/18

Program Description

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) funds research projects that identify factors that are efficacious in the formation of ethical STEM researchers in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. CCE STEM solicits proposals for research that explores the following: ‘What constitutes ethical STEM research and practice, and 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?

Pre-proposal instructions

Please submit:

  1. a one-page letter of intent with a description of proposed aims and approach
  2. Biosketch or CV of the PI
  3. A letter of support from the Dean or Chair. This letter of support signifies that the Dean or Chair have ensured that the nominee and application are likely to be of sufficient quality to be competitive nationally

to by 5:00 PM Thursday, November 30, 2017. Full proposals are due to the sponsor 2/15/18, so you will need to have your materials in to OSP by 2/7/18 for processing if given the go-ahead by the review committee. Other open limited submissions opportunities, as well as the internal proposal review committee review and selection process outline, are here:  Please feel free to email us at with questions or information on any limited submission opportunities that should be but are not already listed on that page.



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Deadline: 11/30/2017

Location: National Science Foundation