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Opportunity Alert

Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Computing in Undergraduate Education (IUSE: CUE)
Key Dates:

  • March 27, 2019, 4pm: Synopsis to be considered as a DePaul applicant
  • April 10, 2019: Internal notification to DePaul applicants
  • May 9, 2019: Selected applications due to NSF

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Increasingly, undergraduate computer science (CS) programs are being called upon to prepare larger and more diverse student populations for careers in both CS and non-CS fields, including careers in scientific and non-scientific disciplines. Many of these students aim to acquire the understanding and competencies needed to learn how to use computation collaboratively across different contexts and challenging problems. However, standard CS course sequences do not always serve these students well. Wiht this solicitation, NSF will support teams of Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) in re-envisioning the role of computing in interdisciplinary collaboration within their institutions. In addition, NSF will encourage partnering IHEs to use this opporutnity to integrate the study of ethics into curricula, both within core CS courses and across the relevant interdisciplinary application areas.

Proposals must comprise a multi-institutional parnership, with a lead IHE and 2-4 additional IHE partners. Proposals that do not meet this requirement will be returned without review. DePaul may partner on at most two submitted proposals as the lead and/or as a subcontractor.

TO BE CONSIDERED AS A DEPAUL APPLICANT
Please send a single-spaced synopsis of your proposed project not to exceed one-page, a list of planned Project Team and their institutional affiliations and which IUSE: CUE program you plan to apply to by email to the attention of Dr. Hamer at lhamer@depaul.edu, with the subject line: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Computing in Undergraduate Education (IUSE: CUE) no later than 4 pm on March 27th. Late submissions will not be considered.

FUNDING LEVEL
Proposals that do not include an ethics component may request a maximum budget of $300,000 over 18 months; and proposals that do include an ethics component may request a maximum budget of $350,000 over 18 months. Please note that the maximum budget must be split between all participating IHEs.

IUSE: CUE GUIDELINES
https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19546/nsf19546.htm‚Äč