OSP FO# 13-016

AGENCY: National Science Foundation (NSF)/ Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE)/Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE)/Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS)/Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE)/Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)/Directorate for Engineering (ENG)/Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)/Directorate for Education & Human Resources (EHR)

PROGRAM: Online Resource Center for Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (ORCEESE)

OBJECTIVES: This program will fund one five-year award (2014-2018) to collect and curate multi-media materials (including research findings, pedagogical materials, and promising practices) for an online, state-of-the-art resource center that will support efforts by scientists and engineers to incorporate ethical issues and reasoning into their pedagogy and research. The online resource center should be creative, comprehensive, accessible, and evolving. The team will incorporate strategies and techniques to keep the Ethics Online Resource Center relevant and up to date.

Please see the link to the program announcement below for further details.

ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS: Institutions are allowed to submit one proposal.

BU Internal Deadline: June 17, 2013
Full Proposal Deadline: August 7, 2013

FUNDING INFORMATION: One award will be funded under this competition. This award will have a duration of five years and an anticipated total funding amount up to $1.5 million pending availability of funds.

Linda Layne, Program Director
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia 22230
Telephone: (703) 292-5026
Fax: (703) 292-9068
Email: llayne@nsf.gov
Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13558/nsf13558.htm

INTERNAL REVIEW PROCESS: To screen potential proposals for this competition, an internal deadline has been established. Principal Investigators (PIs) interested in submitting a preliminary proposal should provide the following proposal information to their Associate Dean by Monday, June 17, 2013 for internal review purposes:

1. Project description (maximum length 5 pages) should include items a and b:
a)  briefly describe the project vision, goals, and work to be undertaken;
b)  address the intellectual merit and broader impacts of the proposed activity (the NSF Merit Review criteria).
2. Budget and budget justification and matriculation plan (2 pages).
3. Biographical sketches: include 2-page NSF format biographical sketch for PI and Co-PIs.

Following the Dean’s assessment of the internal application, it will be forwarded to India Adams in Sponsored Programs and then to the Office of the VP for Research for final selection. PIs will be informed if their proposal is selected for submission in time to complete and process their proposal for final review.

REMARKS: Applications must be submitted electronically using either the NSF FastLane system or Grants.gov. Collaborative proposals must be submitted via FastLane. For more information about FastLane, or to register as a FastLane user, please contact A. B. Effgen (abeffgen@bu.edu) or India Adams (adamsi@bu.edu) in the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at x3-4365. Information about Grants.gov for BU Investigators can be obtained on the OSP website at: http://www.bu.edu/osp/proposal-preparation/electronic-submission/. In addition, for investigators interested in submitting proposals via Grants.gov, NSF has published the NSF Grants.gov Application Guide which may be found online at: http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/docs/grantsgovguide.pdf. Investigators should contact the OSP Research Administrator assigned to their school or department as soon as possible to coordinate submission through either FastLane or Grants.gov.

Complete program guidelines and application material (NSF 13-558 and NSF GPG 13-1) may be obtained from the website listed above or from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff members who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact the OSP at X3-4365 or ospinfo@bu.edu, or visit the OSP website at http://www.bu.edu/osp.