Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE)

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University
Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE)

National Science Foundation

Texas A&M University Faculty

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.

PI Eligibilitu
None Specified

Institutional Eligibility
An eligible organization, as defined below, may submit only one proposal as the lead organization.  Only colleges and universities located and accredited in the U.S. or U.S.-based professional associations are eligible to apply to this program.

January 14, 2011: Deadline for an email of intent, including the names of the PI and co-PIs, title of internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project.

Send email of intent to

January 17, 2011: Deadline to submit an internal proposal, including signatures of approval from your department head and college dean, to the Office of Research Development for review by the internal selection committee.

E-mail internal application to

January 27, 2011: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

March 14, 2011: Deadline for the full proposal.

Internal Selection Procedures
Texas A&M University has established a process to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select applications for Texas A&M submissions.