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Human and Social Dynamics  (HSD)  NSF Wide Programs

This program has been archived.

Special Program Notice

The HSD program will no longer be accepting proposals; FY 08 was the last competition.


Name Email Phone Room
Rita  Teutonico rteutoni@nsf.gov (703) 292-7118  905 N  
Elizabeth  Tran etran@nsf.gov (703) 292-5338  907 N  

For questions involving the HSD emphasis areas, contact :

Agents of Change (AOC)

Brian Humes, Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences
phone: 703-292-7284
email: bhumes@nsf.gov

Nancy Huntly, Directorate for Biological Sciences
phone: 703-292-8061
email: nhuntly@nsf.gov

Dynamics of Human Behavior (DHB)

Amber Story, Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences
phone: 703-292-7249
email: astory@nsf.gov

Decision Making, Risk, and Uncertainty (DRU)

Robert O'Connor, Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences
phone: 703-292-7263
email: roconnor@nsf.gov

Dennis Wenger, Directorate for Engineering
phone: 703-292-8606
email: dwenger@nsf.gov


For questions about International Activities, contact

Bonnie Thompson, Office of International Science and Engineering
phone: 703-292-7248
email: bthompso@nsf.gov


General Inquiries

Rita Teutonico, Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences
phone: 703-292-7118
email: rteutoni@nsf.gov

Elizabeth Tran, Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences
phone: 703-292-5338
email: etran@nsf.gov



Solicitation  08-508

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.




The Human and Social Dynamics (HSD) priority area fosters breakthroughs in understanding the dynamics of human action and development, as well as knowledge about organizational, cultural, and societal adaptation and change. HSD aims to increase our collective ability to (1) understand the complexities of change; (2) understand the dynamics of human and social behavior at all levels, including that of the human mind; (3) understand the cognitive and social structures that create, define, and result from change; and (4) manage profound or rapid change, and make decisions in the face of changing risks and uncertainty. Accomplishing these goals requires multidisciplinary research teams and comprehensive, interdisciplinary approaches across the sciences, engineering, education, and humanities, as appropriate.

The FY 2008 competition will include three emphasis areas (Agents of Change; Dynamics of Human Behavior; and Decision Making, Risk and Uncertainty). HSD encourages projects investigating complexity and systems thinking, with a goal of revealing the emergent properties of dynamic systems. HSD also encourages projects identifying human drivers of environmental change and exploring the consequences of environmental change on humans. Such research is central in equipping us to handle the most pressing environmental problems for our nation and the world.


2008 HSD Grantees Conference Proceedings

2007 HSD Grantees Conference Proceedings

2006 HSD Grantees Conference Proceedings

2005 HSD Grantees Conference Proceedings

Modeling Social Dynamics Workshop, October 2006



What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program



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