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Call for proposals

Science ethics center offers curriculum development grants

The University of Delaware Center for Science, Ethics and Public Policy, with support from the College of Arts and Sciences, has announced a grant competition to promote integration of considerations of science, ethics and policy into undergraduate and graduate instruction at UD. 

Faculty of all ranks and from all colleges and departments are invited to apply. The center plans to make several awards of up to $3,000 each to support curricular development work during summer 2017.

The goal of this program is to support the development of new modules for existing or planned courses, where the modules introduce or explore ethical, policy, legal or social aspects of science, engineering or technology. 

It is expected that faculty proposals will adapt these themes to the specific learning goals of their courses. For examples of past awards, see this site.

Proposals should state the planned additions or changes to the course and outline the pedagogical rationale. Proposals are limited to one page. For existing courses, the current syllabus should be attached. 

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 31. Awards will be announced in mid-April.

Information session and roundtable

Interested faculty members are invited to an information session and roundtable from 12:30-1:20 p.m., Monday, March 13, in the Faculty Commons, 116 Pearson Hall. Lunch will be provided.

The informal roundtable will discuss strategies and resources for integration of ethics and policy into the STEM curriculum. Past awardees will share their experiences, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions about this grant.

Space is limited, so those planning to attend are asked to RSVP.

To RSVP, for further information or to apply, email Mark Greene at mkgreene@udel.edu.

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