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Grants for the Department-Level Reform of Undergraduate Engineering Education (DLR)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived.

Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.


The Grants for the Department-Level Reform of Undergraduate Engineering Education solicitation provides an opportunity for institutions to compete for planning and implementation grants to assist departmental and larger units in:

  • Engaging faculty in the scholarship of learning and teaching on a department wide basis,
  • Developing, implementing, assessing and disseminating comprehensive plans to reformulate, streamline and update engineering degree programs,                
  • Developing, implementing, assessing department wide transformational change of student learning experiences,
  • Incorporating Service Learning opportunities into engineering programs,
  • Meeting the emerging workforce and educational needs of U.S. industry, and
  • Incorporating methods for integration of research and teaching. 

This solicitation is a collaborative effort between the Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR).

Program contacts

Gary A. Gabriele
Division Director
ggabriel@nsf.gov (703) 292-5346
Susan C. Kemnitzer
Deputy Division Director (Education)
skemnitz@nsf.gov (703) 292-5347
Glenn L. Schrader
Program Director
gschrade@nsf.gov (703) 292-8371
Cynthia J. Ekstein
Program Director
cekstein@nsf.gov (703) 292-7941
Richard J. Fragaszy
Program Director
rfragasz@nsf.gov (703) 292-8360
Gregg Solomon
Program Director
gesolomo@nsf.gov (703) 292-8333 EDU/DRL

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