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Societal Dimensions of Engineering, Science, and Technology
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Societal Dimensions of Engineering, Science, and Technology Program
photo - scientist checking test tubeThe Societal Dimensions of Engineering, Science, and Technology (SDEST) program contains two components: Ethics and Values Studies, and Research on Science and Technology. The program announcement is NSF 01-152. Target dates for submitting proposals are February 1 and August 1. In SDEST, Ethics and Values Studies (EVS) focuses on ethics and science, and technology and society. Research on Science and Technology (RST) supports examination of social priorities for research investment. In each of the past few years, the program has made about 25 new awards, with a budget of about $2.5 million.
Target Dates
February 1 Spring Funding Cycle
August 1 Fall Funding Cycle
Points of Contact
Program Director: Sheila Slaughter, email:
Program Director: John Perhonis, email:
Science Assistant: Matt Bauer, email:
Program and Technology Specialist: Geri Farves, email:
Program Assistant: Debra Newman, email:
Program Director Rachelle Hollander is on temporary assignment as Senior Science Advisor, SES Division, email:
Grant/Award Information and Administration
Information about SDEST
  Award Abstracts for Ethics and Values Studies

List of Awards that are currently Active
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Award Abstracts for Research & Science Technology

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Societal Dimensions of Engineering, Science and Technology Nuggets for FY2003

General Information for all SES Programs

Program Address

National Science Foundation
Societal Dimensions of Engineering, Science, and Technology Program
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 995
Arlington, VA 22230

Phone: (703) 292-8763
FAX: (703) 292-9068

If you have any comments or suggestions, please send email to the program officers named above.

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Related Funding Opportunities
  NSF 01-84: Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
  NSF 00-139: Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships and Supporting Activities
  NSF 010-113: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
  NSF 01-69: Advance: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
  NSF 00-144: Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI)
  NSF 01-107: Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (REU)
  NSF 00-78: Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT)
  Biocomplexity in the Environment
  Information Technology Research
  Information Technology Workforce
Proposal and Submission Guidelines
Guidelines specific to this program
Preparing a Proposal: What You Should Know
Doing Survey Research: What You Should Know
Data Resources
Investigators interested in submitting a proposal for ethics education in science and engineering should also visit the NSF Education Directorate Home Page for information about the opportunities available through their programs.
General Guidelines for all SES Programs
Funded Sites in EVS and RST:
AAAS-Scientific Freedom, Responsibility and Law
Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions
Ethics Center for Engineering and Science

Ethics Institutes

Through Iowa State U
  Through IIT CSEP
NCSU Research Ethics Modules
Government on the Web - Cyberspace Policy Research Group
Learning from Science and Technology Policy Evaluation
Prediction and Policy Making in the Earth Sciences
Research Evaluation
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