NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Computing in Undergraduate Education (IUSE: CUE) Solicitation

Please see the full solicitation for complete information about the funding opportunity. Below is a summary assembled by the Research & Innovation Office (RIO).

Program Summary 

Increasingly, undergraduate computer science (CS) programs are being called upon to prepare larger and more diverse student populations for careers in both CS and non-CS fields, including careers in scientific and non-scientific disciplines. Many of these students aim to acquire the understandings and competencies needed to learn how to use computation collaboratively across different contexts and challenging problems. However, standard CS course sequences do not always serve these students well. With this solicitation, NSF will support teams of Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) in re-envisioning the role of computing in interdisciplinary collaboration within their institutions. In addition, NSF will encourage partnering IHEs to use this opportunity to integrate the study of ethics into their curricula, both within core CS courses and across the relevant interdisciplinary application areas.


CU Internal Deadline: 11:59pm MST April 2, 2019

Sponsor Application Deadline: 5:00pm MST May 9, 2019

Internal Application Requirements (all in PDF format)

  • Project Summary (2-3 pages)
  • PI CV / Biosketch
  • Budget Overview (up to 1 page): A basic budget outlining project costs is sufficient; detailed OCG budgets are not required.

To access the online application, visit: https://colorado.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/home/6327


There are no special eligibility requirements.

Limited Submission Guidelines

A single IHE may partner on at most two submitted proposals.

Award Information

Award Amount:

  • Proposals that do not include an ethics component may request a maximum budget of $300,000 over 18 months.
  • Proposals that do include an ethics component may request a maximum budget of $350,000 over 18 months.

Award Duration: 18 months

Estimated Number of Awards: 12-15