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University of Wisconsin–Madison

NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) 2017

To: Chairs and Administrators, Departments in the Biological, Physical, & Social Sciences; Associate Deans for Research; College/School Research Administrators
From: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Date: November 15, 2016
Subject: NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) 2017 NSF 15-528
Deadline for Internal Review: November 30, 2016

Project Description

The Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) program accepts proposals for innovative research projects to foster ethical STEM research in all of the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports, including within interdisciplinary, inter-institutional and international contexts. CCE STEM research projects will use basic research to produce knowledge about what constitutes responsible or irresponsible, just or unjust scientific practices and sociotechnical systems, and how to best instill students with this knowledge.

Successful proposals typically have a comparative dimension, either between or within institutional settings that differ along these or other factors.

Amount per Award: $400,000 – $600,000
Duration of Award: 3-5 Years
Number of Awards: 6-8 Awards


NSF expects project teams to include persons with appropriate expertise. This might include expertise in the domain or domains of science or engineering on which the project focuses, in ethics, values, evaluation, and pedagogy. For Institutional Transformation Research Grant proposals, it is highly recommended that one or more senior members of the administration (e.g. Provost, VP, and/or President) serves as a PI.

UW–Madison may submit 1 proposal


Internal Competition Application Instructions

Applications for Internal Review

To submit your application, follow this link:

Please include the following information:

  • Cover Page
  • Project Summary, including dissemination plan (no more than 2 pages)
  • Description of Collaborators
  • Budget Overview

Sponsor Deadlines

Applications are due to National Science Foundation by February 15, 2017.


Contact Dave Schuster (608) 263-7274 or email