Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics (DCSD)

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

PD 19-7569 has been archived and replaced. The current opportunity is PD 22-7569 , at https://beta.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/dynamics-control-and-systems…


The Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics (DCSD) program supports fundamental research on the analysis, measurement, monitoring and control of dynamic systems. The program promotes innovation in the following areas:
  • Modeling: creation of new mathematical frameworks to apply tools of dynamics to physical systems
  • Analysis: discovery and exploration of structure in dynamic behavior
  • Diagnostics: dynamic methods that infer system properties from observations
  • Control: methods that produce desired dynamic behavior
Proposals submitted to the DCSD program should clearly identify, articulate and motivate innovative components in one or more of the foundational areas above. Furthermore, proposals should be aligned with the disciplinary thrusts of the CMMI division. To ensure that a project is appropriate for the DCSD program, PIs are very strongly encouraged to contact DCSD Program Directors prior to the full submission. Innovative research that primarily concerns electromagnetic or chemical phenomena should be directed to the ECCS or CBET divisions. The DCSD Program does not fund fundamental research relating to sensing modalities or sensor development. Proposals offering fundamental research on sensing modalities should be submitted to the Communications, Circuits and Sensing Systems (CCSS) program or the Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices (EPMD) program in the ECCS Division.

Program contacts

PIs are encouraged to email the DCSD Program Directors a draft Project Summary following NSF format, prior to the submission of a full proposal to determine if the research topic aligns with the program portfolio.

Irina Dolinskaya
dcsd@nsf.gov (703) 292-7078 CISE/CCF
Jordan M. Berg
dcsd@nsf.gov (703) 292-5365 ENG/CMMI
Harry Dankowicz
dcsd@nsf.gov (703) 292-8360 ENG/CMMI
Eva Kanso
dcsd@nsf.gov (703) 292-8360

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