Sponsor:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

Sponsor Program Solicitation: NSF 14-546
Funding Amount: $380,000-$500,000 per year
Duration: 5 years

Status of this Limited Submission Opportunity

Closed - Submitting PI: Patricia Illingworth (Phil. & Religion), Penny Beuning (Chem), Phil Brown (Soc./Health Sci.), Michael Pollastri (Chem)


NU Pre-Proposal Deadline: 04/16/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 06/17/2014

Eligibility and Nomination Requirements

Only one application per institution is allowed. If you are interested in applying, please contact Horst Wittmann (x3836) as early as possible and by April 16, submit a 2-page pre-proposal following guidelines provided in the university’s Procedure for Programs with Limited Submissions. All other due dates (2015 to 2018) must submit by no later than 16 December.

Funding Areas

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? 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?