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2014 NSF IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED) Program

We are soliciting internal letters of intent from investigators or teams of investigators from the College of Engineering, College of Computing & Informatics, and the School of Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems wishing to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation, IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED) Program. As an institution we may submit only two proposals total for this limited submission competition.

The NSF Engineering (ENG) Directorate is launching a multi-year initiative, the Professional Formation of Engineers, to create and support an innovative and inclusive engineering profession for the 21st Century. Professional Formation of Engineers (PFE) refers to the formal and informal processes and value systems by which people become engineers.

Five to ten awards will be made, each in an amount from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 total for a duration of up to 60 months. Estimated program budget, number of awards, and average award size/duration are subject to the availability of funds and the quality of proposals received.

Read a full description of the 2014 NSF IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED) program.

Faculty members or teams of investigators interested in submitting a RED proposal to NSF must first submit an internal mandatory letter of intent to the Office of Research. Letters of intent should be no more than one page and identify the project scope, principal investigators, collaborators, and partner organizations.

Internal letters of intent must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. September 26th, 2014 as a word or pdf document to research@drexel.edu, with NSF RED and the last name of the lead PI(s) in the subject line.

If the Office of Research receives more than two letters of intent, we will run an internal competition to determine the two letters of intent that will be submitted to NSF by October 28, 2014. Anyone who does not submit a letter of intent to the Office of Research will not be permitted to submit a full proposal to NSF. Full proposals are due by November 26th, 2014.