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From: Graham Fleming Vice Chancellor for Research (campus-wide) <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 4:01 PM
Subject: Limited Submission: NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) Program
To: "Academic-senate-faculty; Faculty" <[log in to unmask]>


The National Science Foundation (NSF) is soliciting proposals for the Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) program.

Limit: UC Berkeley may submit only one proposal as the lead organization.

Summary: The Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM program funds research to identify efficacious factors in the formation of ethical STEM researchers at all levels, including students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty, employing a variety of means beyond conventional classroom instruction. This program is distinguished from its predecessor, the Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) program, which focused on graduate education.

CCE STEM 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. Projects may explore the elements that constitute effective ethical STEM research and practice, cultural and institutional contexts that promote ethical STEM research and practice, specific practices that contribute to the establishment and maintenance of ethical cultures, and how such practices can be transferred, extended to, and integrated into other research and learning settings. Proposals should include a comparative dimension, either between or within institutional settings that differ along these or other factors.

Duration and Budget: CCE STEM awards may be up to 5 years in duration. The program expects to fund approximately 6 to 8 standard grants for an annual total of $3,050,000.

Full Program Solicitation (NSF 14-546): Potential applicants should review the full NSF program solicitation at:

Campus Process: UC Berkeley may submit only one proposal as the lead organization. Send campus applications (instructions below) to the Limited Submissions email address ([log in to unmask]) by 5:00 pm on January 5, 2015.

Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes:

1) Limited Submission Cover Sheet, using the form and procedures at:

2) Project description (3-5 pages), addressing separately the project’s intellectual merit, broader impacts, and additional solicitation specific review criteria

3) Summary budget (1 page)

4) Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI

Questions may be directed to Matthew Andrews at [log in to unmask].

Application Deadlines:

January 5, 2015         Campus applications due to VCRO

February 9, 2015       Selected proposal due to SPO

February 17, 2015     Selected proposal due to NSF




Graham R. Fleming

Vice Chancellor for Research


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