The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds research looking at ethical and responsible approaches to conducting research. The Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) program supports projects that identify the following.
- (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
Topics to consider include professional ethics, codes of conduct, licensing requirements, membership in organizations, honor codes, and more. The solicitation states that successful applications usually have a comparative component either across or within institutional settings. Scientists from minority-serving institutions (i.e., Tribal Colleges and Universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions) are highly encouraged to apply. NSF also encourages proposals involving international collaborators.
The deadline for applications is February 24, 2020.