Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering

Quick Facts

Due DateMay 27, 2014 (Tuesday)
Award Amount$ 100,000 - $ 200,000
Category of Funding ActivityScience and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants
  • Others - *Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: -Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions. *Who May Serve as PI:The lead PI must hold a faculty appointment within a College/Department of Engineering or College/Department of Engineering Technology within the submitting US academic institution.

Program Description

This solicitation aims at introducing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through a variety of interdisciplinary approaches into undergraduate engineering education. The focus of the FY 2014 competition is on nanoscale engineering education with relevance to devices and systems and/or on the societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology. A well-prepared, innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce is crucial to the Nation's health and economy. Indeed, recent policy actions and reports have drawn attention to the opportunities and challenges inherent in increasing the number of highly qualified STEM graduates, including STEM teachers. Priorities include educating students to be leaders and innovators in emerging and rapidly changing STEM fields as well as educating a scientifically literate populace; both of these priorities depend on the nature and quality of the undergraduate education experience. In addressing these STEM challenges and priorities, the National Science Foundation invests in research-based and research-generating approaches to understanding STEM learning; to designing, testing, and studying curricular change; to wide dissemination and implementation of best practices; and to broadening participation of individuals and institutions in STEM fields. The goals of these investments include: increasing student retention in STEM, to prepare students well to participate in science for tomorrow, and to improve students' STEM learning outcomes.Recognizing disciplinary differences and priorities, NSF's investment in research and development in undergraduate STEM education encompasses a range of approaches. These approaches include: experiential learning, assessment/metrics of learning and practice, scholarships, foundational education research, professional development/institutional change, formal and informal learning environments, and undergraduate disciplinary research. Both individually and integrated in a range of combinations, these approaches can lead to outcomes including: developing the STEM and STEM-related workforce, advancing science, broadening participation in STEM, educating a STEM-literate populace, improving K-12 STEM education, encouraging life-long learning, and building capacity in higher education.Related funding opportunities are posted on the web site for the National Nanotechnology Initiative, http://www.nsf.gov/nano In addition, research and education projects in nanoscale science and engineering will continue to be supported in the relevant NSF programs and divisions.

General Information

Funding Opportunity Number14-541
Funding Opportunity TitleNanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering
Opportunity CategoryScience and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards10
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateFebruary 27, 2014 (Thursday)
Application Due DateMay 27, 2014 (Tuesday)
***Full Proposal Deadline(s): May 27, 2014
Application Archive DateJune 27, 2014 (Friday)
Total Program Funding$ 1,900,000
Award Amount$ 100,000 - $ 200,000
CFDA Number
  • 47.041 - Engineering Grants
  • 47.075 - Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
  • 47.076 - Education and Human Resources

Eligible Applicants

  • Others - *Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: -Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions. *Who May Serve as PI:The lead PI must hold a faculty appointment within a College/Department of Engineering or College/Department of Engineering Technology within the submitting US academic institution.

Contact Information

Agency NameNational Science Foundation
Program Information WebsiteNSF Publication 14-541
ContactNSF grants.gov support
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