National Science Foundation (NSF)
Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) - NSF 19-609
Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) funds research projects that identify (1) factors that are effective in the formation of ethical STEM researchers and (2) approaches to developing those factors in all STEM fields that NSF supports. ER2 solicits proposals for research that explores the following:
"What constitutes responsible conduct for research (RCR), and which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why?'
Do certain labs have a "culture of academic integrity'? What practices contribute to the establishment and maintenance of ethical cultures and how can these practices be transferred, extended to, and integrated into other research and learning settings?"
This solicitation has been revised in two major ways. The first is a name change from Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) to Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2). The second is two new funding categories:
- Conference proposals designed to bring together researchers and students to foster new ER2 research and the development of new ethical standardsfor STEM research.
- Project Incubation proposals designed to support the development of full proposals by two or more organizations.