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Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences

Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems  (CNH)


Name Email Phone Room
Betsy  Von Holle - 2016 Lead cnh@nsf.gov (703) 292-4974   
Thomas  J. Baerwald cnh@nsf.gov (703) 292-7301   
Richard  F. Yuretich cnh@nsf.gov (703) 292-4744   


Solicitation  14-601

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.


Full Proposal Deadline Date:  November 15, 2016

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.


FY 2014 CNH Awards

FY 2013 CNH Awards

FY 2012 CNH Awards

FY 2011 CNH Awards

FY 2010 CNH Awards

FY 2009 CNH Awards

FY 2008 CNH Awards

FY 2007 CNH Awards

FY 2006 (no competition)

FY 2005 CNH Awards

FY 2004 CNH Awards

FY 2003 CNH Awards

FY 2002 CNH Awards

FY 2001 CNH Awards



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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program



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