Quick Response Research Award Program

With the support of the National Science Foundation, the Natural Hazards Center Quick Response Research Award Program provides funds and training for eligible researchers to collect data in the aftermath of extreme events to document disaster before memories fade and physical evidence is erased. Please explore the menu above for additional information regarding this program.

Funded researchers receive editorial support to publish brief abstracts and reports on the Natural Hazards Center website 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, prioritizes novel areas of study that require the collection of ephemeral data, and provides training and mentoring for conducting ethical and rigorous hazards and disaster research. Graduate students and other researchers new to the field are encouraged to apply.

To submit a proposal, carefully read the Program Guidelines, answer questions at the bottom of the page, and click the blue button to access the application form. To receive news about the Program, special calls for proposals, and training resources, please subscribe to the Natural Hazards Center Research Award Program Updates and CONVERGE initiative. Social scientists should sign up for the SSEER network to receive additional information and to connect to other researchers.

Special Call for Proposals

The Natural Hazards Center is currently accepting proposals for a Special Call for Health Outcomes and Climate-Related Disaster Research. Funds will support awards in the amount of $10,000 to $50,00 each. Proposals for this special call will be accepted on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted. Apply now!


Please contact the Natural Hazards Center team at haz.research.awards@colorado.edu.

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The Quick Response Research Award Program is supported by 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 the NSF or the Natural Hazards Center.