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.

Dear Colleague Letter: NSF-Lemelson Initiative on Environmental and Social Sustainability in Engineering Education

The U.S. National Science Foundation and The Lemelson Foundation have announced a new joint initiative to support the integration of environmental and social sustainability into the education of future engineers. Lemelson will provide up to $3 million over three years to support qualified engineering education projects through the NSF Research in the Formation of Engineers program.

To support a sustainable future, projects may focus on addressing societal challenges; developing case studies and sustainability engineering content; exploring engineering identities and beliefs about sustainability; integrating sustainability with engineering design; and other areas.

Information about the special funding opportunity is available in the Dear Colleague Letter for the initiative: NSF-Lemelson Initiative on Environmental and Social Sustainability in Engineering Education (NSF 24-028). Proposals are accepted at any time; to be considered for funding in Fiscal Year 2024, applicants should submit proposals by April 30, 2024. 

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