Limited Submission Programs - NSF - Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE)

Summary of Opportunity
NSF - Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE)
OSP Deadline 02/25/13
Funding Agency Deadline 03/01/13
Funding or Award Criteria

Program Description: The Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) program aims to deepen the understanding of ethical dilemmas in science and engineering, and provide cutting edge, effective research and educational materials to train the next generation of scientists and engineers. The EESE program accepts proposals for innovative research and educational projects to improve ethics education in all of the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports, including within interdisciplinary, inter-institutional and international contexts. Proposals must focus on improving ethics education for graduate students in those fields or on developing summer post-baccalaureate ethics-education activities or other activities that transition students from undergraduate to graduate education. The Principal Investigator team should be truly multi-disciplinary, and involve people with different disciplinary backgrounds.

The program will entertain proposals in graduate ethics education in science and engineering generally and will continue to support exploration of new ethical questions in engineering, biology, computer science, and other fields. Priority areas include but are not limited to:

  • global/international challenges in science and engineering ethics;
  • a general framework for the ethics of emerging technologies;
  • issues of privacy and confidentiality in relation to data mining;
  • fields for which there are few resources in ethics education or research;
  • ethical issues related to robotics;
  • intersection of the choices that society makes between natural resource development and utilization (e.g., energy sources) and environmental consequences;
  • ethical issues associated with natural hazards, risk management, decision-making and the role of scientists in defining and negotiating the consequences of natural hazards in the face of scientific uncertainties.

Please see the solicitation for complete information.

Applicable Field(s)  
Number of Nominees Allowed  
Required Internal Review Documents

Associate Deans or Designates should submit the following materials electronically to by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 2012:

  1. Dean's or ORU Director's Letter of Nomination
  2. Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims/needs of the proposed research project.
  3. Short bio sketch/CV of the UT PI

Each college may submit one (1) nomination.

Nominee(s) Selected to Advance Dr. Suzanne A. Pierce, Jackson School of Geosciences
Posting Date 06/07/12