Mitigation Matters Research Award Program

FEMA defines mitigation as the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. Effective mitigation requires that we all understand local risks and invest in long-term planning to reduce risks and enhance community well-being. Therefore, the Natural Hazards Center has partnered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create the Mitigation Matters Research Award Program which provides funding to researchers to conduct studies on hazards mitigation.

Applicants who are social scientists who study hazards and disasters are also encouraged to join the Social Science Extreme Events Research (SSEER) network to connect to other researchers.


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The Mitigation Matters Research Award program is based on work supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency through supplemental funding to the National Science Foundation (NSF Award #1635593). Opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations produced by this program are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of FEMA, NSF, or the Natural Hazards Center.