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Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (DISES)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived. See NSF 23-609 for the latest version.

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.

Supports research on integrated socio-environmental systems and the complex interactions within and among the environmental and human components of these systems.


The DISES Program supports research projects that advance basic scientific understanding of integrated socio-environmental systems and the complex interactions (dynamics, processes, and feedbacks) within and among the environmental (biological, physical and chemical) and human ("socio") (economic, social, political, or behavioral) components of such a system.  The program seeks proposals that emphasize the truly integrated nature of a socio-environmental system versus two discrete systems (a natural one and a human one) that are coupled.  DISES projects must explore a connected and integrated socio-environmental system that includes explicit analysis of the processes and dynamics between the environmental and human components of the system.

PIs are encouraged to develop proposals that push conceptual boundaries and build new theoretical framing of the understanding of socio-environmental systems.  Additionally, we encourage the exploration of multi-scalar dynamics, processes and feedbacks between and within the socio-environmental system.

Program contacts

Jeffrey W. Mantz
Lead PO
DISES@nsf.gov (703) 292-7783 SBE/BCS
Francisco Moore
DISES@nsf.gov (703) 292-5376 BIO/DEB
Richard F. Yuretich
Lead PO
DISES@nsf.gov (703) 292-4744 GEO/EAR

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