Wednesday, December 19, 2007


CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (NSF)

New US NSF funding opportunity, Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH): for "basic research and related activities that enhance understanding of the interactions within and among natural and human systems. In addition to basic new knowledge and enhanced theory regarding the complex ways that people and natural systems interact, CNH (Coupled Natural and Human Systems) seeks to develop the capabilities of people and tools needed to advance these areas of research in the future. CNH seeks to foster and develop interdisciplinary efforts by bringing researchers from different disciplines into teams, by developing new methods and expertise, and by reaching beyond the borders of the United States for partners in inquiry. In the process, the next generation of researchers will learn to work in diverse teams, cross disciplinary boundaries, and use advanced sensing and monitoring, communication, and information technologies to work across many scales of time and space."

Grants will be between approx. $500,000 and $1,500,000 per year. Projects can run no longer than 5 years. Due dates will be January 8, 2008 and November 18, 2008 and the third Tuesday in November in every year after that. Cost sharing is not required.

The Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) is a
multi-directorate program jointly operated by three NSF directorates (Biological Sciences; Geosciences; and Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences). CNH is a direct successor of a special competition that was part of the Biocomplexity in the Environment emphasis area. The announcement can be found at

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