Continuation Award 1

Extending Public Health Disaster Research and Community Engagement in the U.S. Territories

Call Window Now Closed


Proposal Q&A Session

Learn more about this funding opportunity by watching the recorded Q&A session here.

The Natural Hazards Center (NHC)—with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Science Foundation (NSF)—invites awardees from Call 1 and Call 2 of the Public Health Disaster Research Award Program to submit new proposals that will extend the scope of their research and its applications. Available funds will support 5 to 10 continuation awards in the amount of $10,000 to $25,000 each.

This continuation award call will support two tracks of proposals:

  • Track 1 proposals will build upon the knowledge base of previously funded research projects by expanding data collection and analysis.
  • Track 2 proposals will expand community and stakeholder engagement to spread knowledge, build connections, and encourage the application and implementation of research findings.

Click on the links below to read a full description of the types of activities that will be funded and the proposal requirements for each track.

Award Details At-A-Glance

Please see below for key proposal and deliverable requirements. Additional details and due dates are included throughout this call.

  • Only awardees from the Public Health Disaster Research Award Program who successfully completed their reports and other deliverables as required of the Call 1: Research in U.S. Territories (2020) and Call 2: Strengthening Community Resilience in U.S. Territories (2021) are eligible to submit proposals.
  • Applications must be led by at least one team member who was part of the original project when it was initially funded. Research teams are only eligible to submit one proposal per this funding cycle.
  • Available funds will support 5 to 10 awards in the amount of $10,000 to $25,000 each.
  • Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. MT on Friday, November 4, 2022. Award announcements will be made no later than December 2, 2022.
  • Project deliverables are due Friday, June 16, 2023. Additional due dates for project deliverables are listed in the Post-Award Requirements for each track.
  • All other project related deliverables outlined in the Post-Award Requirements timeline below must be completed by Friday, August 4, 2023.

Proposal Requirements and Post-Award Deliverables

Final reports from the Public Health Disaster Research Award program have documented the wide-ranging social and public health impacts of disasters in the U.S. territories. Yet, there is still a need for studies that capture the longer-term effects of disasters as well as a need for interventions that help create sustainable partnerships with policymakers and practitioners in the U.S. Territories. With this in mind, this funding call has two tracks. Please click on the links below to review detailed guidelines about proposal requirements and post-award deliverables and learn how to submit a proposal for one of the following tracks:

Prior to submitting a proposal, all prospective applicants are encouraged to attend a watch the recorded Proposal Consultation Q&A Session with award program staff from the NHC. This session allowed interested project members to learn more about this funding opportunity, ask questions, and receive support in drafting their proposal.

Funding Agreement

Award recipients must carefully read and agree to the following funding criteria:

  • The lead investigator, as designated in the proposal, must be from an academic institution based in a U.S. state, tribal region, or territory, including American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. Other co-leads, project assistants, or local collaborators do not have to be affiliated with a university or located in a U.S. state, tribal region, or territory—these individuals cannot, however, serve as the project lead and primary award recipient.
  • Award payments can be distributed across team members as designated by the lead investigator (for example, 50% of the award sent to the lead, 25% to the co-lead, and 25% to a local collaborator). No more than five recipients can be designated for any one award.
  • Payments will be sent directly to the award recipients as designated in the budget to cover project-related expenses or time dedicated to data collection, analysis efforts, or the dissemination of results.
  • This award funding can NOT be sent directly to a university or other institutions, and there are no overhead or indirect costs associated with these funds.
  • Expenses may need to be paid out of pocket if fieldwork begins prior to receiving payment.
  • Individual recipients of these awards will be solely responsible for all tax reporting and ramifications.
  • If you or one of your team members are a University of Colorado employee, please reach out to Katie Murphy at prior to submitting a proposal, as the funding distribution has different requirements, including additional fringe and payroll tax considerations.
  • For award recipients who are non-U.S. citizens, the payment process may take longer and will require additional paperwork. All payments made to visa holders are submitted through the International Tax Office at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Award funding will be processed after proposals are accepted and awards are announced. To receive the award funding, the designated recipients will need to return:

  • One copy of a completed and signed funding agreement, to be issued upon approval to designated recipients of the award funds. The information for payees will be filled out on the form.
  • A W-9 or W-8BEN for all payment recipients (W-9 is for U.S. citizens or permanent residents; W-8BEN is for non-U.S. citizens).
  • A letter of approval or exemption from a university based Institutional Review Board, if applicable.

Once the award has been activated and the award agreement, tax forms, and IRB approval has been submitted to the Natural Hazards Center, researchers may begin fieldwork.


Please contact Jennifer Tobin at


The Public Health Disaster Research Award Program is based on work supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through supplemental funding to the National Science Foundation (NSF Award #1635593). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the CDC, NSF, or Natural Hazards Center.