Pic Description Mexico Beach was inundated by 14 feet of storm surge while being battered by large waves and extreme winds, causing complete erosion of the dunes and destruction of the pier and many other buildings. Public Domain.

Our hearts and minds are with those affected by Hurricane Michael and other recent large-scale disasters.

As the devastating effects of Hurricane Michael continue to unfold, we have decided to issue a special call for Quick Response Grant Program proposals. The Quick Response Program is a National Science Foundation-supported program that provides small grants to help eligible researchers travel to disaster-stricken areas to collect perishable data. The program promotes social science and interdisciplinary innovation in disaster research and prioritizes novel areas of study that require the collection of ephemeral data. Graduate students and researchers new to the field are encouraged to apply.

We will accept submissions for collecting data related to Hurricane Michael from October 19 to October 26. All proposals will be evaluated simultaneously at the close of this window. Notification of funding decisions will be made by November 5, 2018.

Before submitting your proposal, please read the full program guidelines, which have recently been updated. The link to submit a proposal can be found at the bottom of the page. Please contact Jennifer Tobin at Jennifer.L.Tobin@Colorado.edu with any questions.

We also invite you to join the Social Science Extreme Events Research (SSEER) network. You can learn more about SSEER here.