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Cross-Directorate Activities (CDA)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived.

Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.


The Cross-Directorate Activities (CDA) program encompasses a collection of SBE and Foundation-wide activities that provide support for human resource development and infrastructure improvement in the SBE sciences.  The CDA program office directly administers the SBE Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships and Follow-up Research Starter Grants(MPRF) and the SBE Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites competitions.  In addition to the traditional disciplinary areas, the SBE CDA Program is interested in receiving REU Site proposals and MPRF applications that focus on the following emerging and/or multidisciplinary themes as they involve human behavior and social and economic systems:  renewable energy, climate change, extreme weather events, water resources, dynamics and quality, cyberinfrastructure, computer simulation and algorithms, virtual organizations, cyber-enabled learning and discovery, complex adaptive systems,  learning theories, computation and cognition, computational social science, etc.  The CDA Program Director also acts as the SBE representative to a number of NSF-wide, crosscutting programs such as CAREER, GK-12, ADVANCE, and EPSCoR.

The CDA Program may fund unsolicited proposals for special studies, analyses, and workshops on topics affecting social,  behavioral, and economic sciences, particularly issues that span divisional boundaries.  Interested persons should discuss their ideas with the program director prior to submitting proposalsThese proposals may be submitted any time.

Program contacts

Fahmida Chowdhury-Pgm. Director
fchowdhu@nsf.gov (703) 292-4672 CISE/CNS

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