Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE)

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University

Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11514/nsf11514.htm

National Science Foundation (NSF)


PI Eligibility
Texas A&M University faculty, including Agriculture, Engineering and TTI personnel

Institutional Eligibility
Your proposal will need to be submitted in the name of Texas A&M University. The proposal will be prepared and submitted by the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS)

Number of Proposals: 1
An eligible organization may submit only one proposal as the lead organization.

Summary
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.


Dates
January 13, 2012:
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 limitedsubmissions@tamu.edu

January 18, 2012: Deadline to submit an internal proposal.
All proposals submitted for the Limited Submissions must be submitted electronically using the on-line application system, which is available at: https://eproposal.tamu.edu.

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal, the sections will include a 1-3 page Research Plan Summary, Bio-sketch, and a budget.

This site is password protected. Texas A&M University tenure or tenure track faculty may use their neo password to access the system. To change your password go to: https://eproposal.tamu.edu, click on "Forget your password?" and enter the email account you used to setup your account.  If you need to setup a new account go to: https://eproposal.tamu.edu, click on "Need an eProposal Account," fill in the pertinent information and an account will be created for you.

If you have any questions, please contact libbyp@tamu.edu or 979.845.1811.

January 25, 2012: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

March 1, 2012: Deadline for the full proposal.

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