Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2)

Award Info:

Estimated total annual funding amount is $5,200,000 subject to the availability of funds. The maximum amount for 5-year awards is $700,000 (including indirect costs), and the maximum amount for 3-year awards is $400,000 (including indirect costs).


Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) funds research projects that identify (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. ER2 solicits proposals for research that explores the following: "What constitutes responsible conduct for research (RCR), and which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why?" Do certain labs have a "culture of academic integrity?" What practices contribute to the establishment and maintenance of ethical cultures and how can these practices be transferred, extended to, and integrated into other research and learning settings?"