Mitigation Matters Research Award Program

The Mitigation Matters research program enables innovative natural hazards mitigation research.

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.

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.

The current application period is now closed. Please check back soon for a new funding call for this program.

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Applicants are encouraged to explore research resources available through CONVERGE as these will likely be useful in preparing a Mitigation Matters research proposal.

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.

Please contact the Natural Hazards Center team at

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