Quick Response Grant Program
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.
With the support of the National Science Foundation, the Natural Hazards Center Quick Response Grant Program provides small grants to help eligible researchers collect data in the aftermath of extreme events to 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 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.
To receive news about the Program and special calls for proposals, please subscribe to the Quick Response email list.
Social scientists should sign up for the SSEER network to receive additional information and to connect to other researchers.
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.