National Science Foundation (NSF)—Professional Formation of Engineers (PFE): Research Initiation in Engineering Formation (RIEF)

The RIEF program has two goals: 1) support research in the PFE and 2) increase the community of researchers conducting PFE research. This program is not intended for established researchers in engineering education or other social science fields to initiate new projects. PFE refers to the formal and informal education and value systems by which people become engineers. The RIEF program enables engineering faculty who are renowned for teaching, mentoring or leading educational reform efforts on their campus to develop expertise in conducting engineering education research. Eligible applicants include institutions of higher education. All applications for this program are due on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

This funding opportunity announcement is from the Illinois Tech Fund Searching Services Team (FSST).


Per Illinois Tech policy, all grant applications (federal and non-federal) must be reviewed, signed and submitted by the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs regardless of the amount of the request. Complete your routing sheet as soon as possible via Cayuse SP. The Cayuse SP link is found under the Research Tab in the myIIT portal. Contact or call at 312.567.3035 for more information on submitting a proposal.