Quick Response Grant Program

Irma University of South Florida graduate student Michelle Saunders interviews a family evacuating with their pet parrot before Hurricane Irma. Saunders was part of a team of quick response researchers led by Professor Jennifer Collins. ©Emily Cerrito, 2017.

Hurricane Michael: A Special Call for Quick Response Grant Proposals

As the devastating effects of Hurricane Michael continue to unfold, we have decided to issue a special call for Quick Response Grant Program proposals. Our hearts and minds are with those affected by Hurricane Michael and other recent large-scale disasters.

We will accept proposals From October 19 to October 26 to collect data related to the hurricane. All proposals will be evaluated simultaneously at the close of this window. Notification of funding decisions will be made by November 5, 2018.

To submit a proposal, carefully read the Program Guidelines. 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.


With the support of the National Science Foundation, the Natural Hazards Center Quick Response Grant Program provides small grants to help eligible researchers travel to disaster-stricken areas and document disaster before memories fade and physical evidence is erased.

Funded researchers submit brief abstracts and reports that make preliminary analyses of recent events available to the Center's multidisciplinary network of researchers, practitioners, and educators. 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 other researchers new to the field are encouraged to apply.

To receive news about the Program and special calls for proposals, please subscribe to the Quick Response email list.

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Quick Response Research Reports are based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). 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 NSF or the Natural Hazards Center.