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Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences

Thomas J. Baerwald
cnh@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7301

Sarah Ruth - Lead for 2015
cnh@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8521

Mary Beth (Betsy) Von Holle
cnh@nsf.gov, (703) 292-4974

Solicitation 14-601

Important Notice to Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 13-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

Please be aware that significant changes have been made to the PAPPG to implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected.

A by-chapter summary of this and other significant changes is provided at the beginning of both the Grant Proposal Guide and the Award & Administration Guide.

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  November 17, 2015

Third Tuesday in November, Annually Thereafter


All CNH proposals must be submitted by 5:00 PM (local time of submitting organization) on the annual CNH proposal-submission deadline, which is the third Tuesday of November.

The Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) Program supports interdisciplinary research that examines human and natural system processes and the complex interactions among human and natural systems at diverse scales.  Research projects to be supported by CNH must include analyses of four different components:  (1) the dynamics of a natural system; (2) the dynamics of a human system; (3) the processes through which the natural system affects the human system; and (4) the processes through which the human system affects the natural system.  CNH also supports research coordination networks (CNH-RCNs) designed to facilitate activities that promote future research by broad research communities that will include all four components necessary for CNH funding.

This program provides educational opportunities for

Undergraduate Students,

Graduate Students,

K-12 Educators

. Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.

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