University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

NSF issues NUE program announcement

Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education in Engineering (NUE)
Program Solicitation# 10-536 - http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13656&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39
The National Science Foundation has issued the following program announcement for Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education in Engineering (NUE).

This solicitation aims at introducing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through a variety of interdisciplinary approaches into undergraduate engineering education. The focus of this year's competition is on nanoscale engineering education with relevance to devices and systems and/or on the societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology.

As a result of the limited number of proposals that can be submitted, UND will conduct an internal review of preproposals. Preproposals should consist of the following sections:
 Cover page listing the project name, collaborators, contact person, total budget amount
 Instrument(s) to be purchased or developed and its (their) function(s)
 Impact on the research program of the collaborators, department(s), and college(s)
 Impact on the university’s mission as a whole
 Detailed budget.

Preproposals should be no more than one page in length using a reasonable format (one inch margins, font size 11, single-spaced). Preproposals are due in Research Development and Compliance (RD&C) by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21. Criteria used for reviewing preproposals will include appropriateness to the goal of the program; probability for funding by NSF; reasonableness of budgetary requests; and impact of the request on the university and the academic units involved. Investigators will be notified of the review results as soon as possible in order to provide as much time as possible to prepare a final proposal for submission.
-- Barry Milavetz, Associate VP For Research, 777-4278, barrymilavetz@mail.und.edu.


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