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IUSE/Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (IUSE/PFE: RED) - NSF-19-614

Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (hereinafter referred to as RED) is designed to build upon previous efforts in engineering education research. Specifically, previous and ongoing evaluations of the NSF Engineering Education and Centers Division program and its predecessors, as well as those related programs in the Directorate of Education and Human Resources, have shown that prior investments have significantly improved the first year of engineering students’ experiences, incorporating engineering material, active learning approaches, design instruction, and a broad introduction to professional skills and a sense of professional practice – giving students an idea of what it means to become an engineer. Similarly, the senior year has seen notable change through capstone design experiences, which ask students to synthesize the technical knowledge, skills, and abilities they have gained with professional capacities, using reflective judgment to make decisions and communicate these effectively. In order to continue to catalyze revolutionary approaches, while expanding the reach of those that have proved efficacious in particular contexts, the RED program supports two tracks: RED Innovation and RED Adaptation and Implementation (RED-A&I). RED Innovation projects will develop new, revolutionary approaches and change strategies that enable the transformation of undergraduate engineering education. RED Adaptation and Implementation projects will adapt and implement evidence-based organizational change strategies and actions to the local context, which helps propagate this transformation of undergraduate engineering education. Projects in both tracks will include consideration of the cultural, organizational, structural, and pedagogical changes needed to transform the department to one in which students are engaged, develop their technical and professional skills, and establish identities as professional engineers. The focus of projects in both tracks should be on the department’s disciplinary courses and program.
Sponsor
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Limited Submission
UNLV is limited to TWO applications.
Deadlines
OSP Required Notice of Intent Due: 10/21/2019
Submit NOI via the Limited Submission Portal
No late submissions will be considered.

Sponsor Proposal Due: 02/07/2020
Website
CFDA #s
47.041 - Engineering, 47.076 - Education and Human Resources
Highlights
  • PI: PI must be a department chair/head (or equivalent)
  • Award Amount: $4,000,000 - $8,000,000
  • Award Period: Up to 5 years
  • Cost Sharing: Not required
Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP) - NSF-19-605

A vigorous Mid-Scale Innovations Program (MSIP) was recommended by the 2010 Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey, citing "many highly promising projects for achieving diverse and timely science." As described  in th e solicitation, the Division of Astronomical Sciences conducts a mid-scale program to support a variety of astronomical activities within a cost range up to $30M. This program is formally divided into four subcategories: 1) limited term, self-contained science projects; 2) longer term mid-scale facilities; 3) development investments for future mid-scale and large-scale projects; and 4) community open access capabilities. MSIP will emphasize both strong scientific merit and a well-developed plan for student training and involvement of a diverse workforce in instrumentation, facility development, or data management.
Sponsor
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Limited Submission
UNLV is limited to THREE applications.
Deadlines
OSP Required Notice of Intent Due: 10/21/2019
Submit NOI via the Limited Submission Portal
No late submissions will be considered.

Sponsor Preliminary Proposals Due: 12/19/19
Sponsor Full Proposal: 05/06/2020 (by invitation)
Website
CFDA
47.049 - Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Highlights
  • Award Amount: $4,000,000 - $30,000,000
  • # of Awards: Estimated 1 to 5