Continuation Award 2

Extending Public Health Disaster Research and Community Engagement in Understudied Areas

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Proposal Q&A Session

To learn more about this funding opportunity, watch this pre-recorded proposal information Q&A session from Tuesday, September 12, 2023.

The Natural Hazards Center—with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Science Foundation (NSF)—invites awardees from Call 1, Call 2, and Call 3 of the Public Health Disaster Research Award Program to submit new proposals that will extend the scope of their original research and/or its applications. Available funds will support up to 8 continuation awards in the amount of $10,000 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 and will expand data collection and analysis.
  • Track 2 proposals will expand community engagement to spread knowledge, build connections, and encourage the application and implementation of research findings.

Award Details At-A-Glance

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

  • Eligibility: 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), Call 2: Strengthening Community Resilience in U.S. Territories (2021), and Call 3: Research in U.S. Territories, Tribal Areas, and Rural Communities (2022) are eligible to submit proposals. Recipients of the Continuation Award 1 in 2022 are eligible to apply for additional funding through this call.
  • Team Composition: Applications must be led by at least one team member who was part of both the original project when it was initially funded and an author on the final report as published on the Natural Hazards Center website.
  • Proposal Deadline: Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. MT on Friday, September 29, 2023. Award announcements will be made no later than Wednesday, October 25, 2023.
  • Funds: Available funds will support up to 8 awards in the amount of $10,000 each.
  • Final Publications: First draft reports or briefs are due Friday, April 5, 2024. All other project related deliverables outlined in the Post-Award Requirements for each track must be completed by Friday, August 2, 2024.

Proposal Requirements and Post-Award Deliverables

The Continuation Award is designed to provide previous awardees an opportunity to expand data collection and analysis or deepen community engagement activities that were initiated during their original awards. Previous program awardees can choose to submit a proposal along one of the two tracks listed below. Please click on the links to review detailed guidelines about proposal requirements and award deliverables and learn how to submit a proposal for each track:

Prior to submitting a proposal, all prospective applicants are encouraged to watch this previously recorded Q&A Session from Tuesday, September 12, 2023. This session allowed applicants to learn more about this funding opportunity, ask questions, and receive support in drafting their proposal.

Prospective applicants are also encouraged to do the following before submitting their proposal:

  • Pre-Proposal Consult Meeting: The lead investigator for each proposal may schedule an optional 15-minute meeting with public health specialist, Dr. Rachel Adams. Meeting times are available between September 5 and 28, 2023. Please consult this webpage to schedule a meeting. The purpose of these meetings is to provide applicants with resources to strengthen submissions. Please come prepared with questions or requests for feedback specific to your proposed project.
  • Review or Complete the CONVERGE Public Health Implications Training Module: The lead investigator for each proposal is required to upload a certificate of completion for the CONVERGE Public Health Implications of Hazards and Disaster Research Training Module with their application. Many previous awardees have completed this module. If you are a prospective lead investigator and have not completed the training module, please do so prior to submitting your proposal. We encourage all other team members to complete the module as well.

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 or territory or a U.S tribal nation. 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 three recipients can be designated for any one continuation 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, community engagement efforts, or the dissemination of results.
  • This award funding can NOT be sent directly to a university or other institution, 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. Due dates will not be extended due to delays in payment processing.
  • Individual recipients of these awards will be solely responsible for all tax reporting and ramifications. The Natural Hazards Center cannot provide tax advice.
  • Per tax compliance requirements, the University of Colorado Boulder will report payments to taxing jurisdictions when required. Individual payees will be issued any applicable tax forms directly from the University. Payees are responsible any and all tax consequences related to payments they have received.
  • 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 neither U.S. citizens nor permanent residents, 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. persons).
  • 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.


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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.