Sponsor:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

Sponsor Program Solicitation: NSF 14-541
Funding Amount: $200,000 per year
Duration: 2 years


Status of this Limited Submission Opportunity

Open


Deadlines

NU Pre-Proposal Deadline: 03/27/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 05/27/2014


Eligibility and Nomination Requirements

Only one application per institution is allowed.

This opportunity is still open. If you are interested in applying, please contact Horst Wittmann (3836) immediately.


Funding Areas

This solicitation aims at introducing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through a variety of interdisciplinary approaches into undergraduate engineering education. The focus of the FY 2014 competition is on nanoscale engineering education with relevance to devices and systems and/or on the societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology.  Priorities include educating students to be leaders and innovators in emerging and rapidly changing STEM fields as well as educating a scientifically literate populace; both of these priorities depend on the nature and quality of the undergraduate education experience. In addressing these STEM challenges and priorities, the National Science Foundation invests in research-based and research-generating approaches to understanding STEM learning; to designing, testing, and studying curricular change; to wide dissemination and implementation of best practices; and to broadening participation of individuals and institutions in STEM fields. The goals of these investments include: increasing student retention in STEM, to prepare students well to participate in science for tomorrow, and to improve students’ STEM learning outcomes.