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.

Update on Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Economic Systems (DISES) Program


The Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (DISES) Program has evolved since its initial beginnings as a part of the Biocomplexity in the Environment (BE) Program. The current iteration is a progression of the Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) program, which grew out of BE in Fiscal Year 2006. Nearly 20 years of impactful projects has spawned several new areas of research and cross-disciplinary collaboration. Recognizing the growth of research into human-environmental systems and analyzing how NSF supports this area of research, NSF has made the decision to conclude the DISES program after awards made in Fiscal Year 2024. 

Although there will be no funding for new DISES awards in Fiscal Year 2025, support for research on interactions between human and environmental systems will continue through other programs across the Foundation.

Programs that may be of interest to researchers in this area include: 

Other programs that support aspects of the work supported by DISES include the Partnership to Advance Conservation Science and Practice in collaboration with the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation; Responsible Design, Development, and Deployment of Technologies (ReDDDoT); the Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) program; Strengthening American Infrastructure (SAI); and Sustainable Regional Systems Research Networks (SRS RNs). 

Researchers can also find other programs, including relevant core programs, by using the NSF Funding Search tool 

Researchers wishing to submit proposals to these programs and/or in this area of research are encouraged to speak with Program Officers within the Directorates for Biological Sciences; Geosciences; and Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, including those listed as contacts on the above linked program pages, about their proposed research to determine within which program it best fits. A one-page concept outline can help Program Officers determine if the proposed research is a good fit to the scope of their program and assist PIs in finding additional NSF funding opportunities they may wish to consider.