Special Calls for Weather Ready Research

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) initiative readies communities for extreme weather, water, and climate events. Taking advanced action to prepare people and places for extreme events can reduce the most devastating impacts from tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, and blizzards.

While NOAA is taking major steps towards building a weather-ready nation, the agency cannot do this work alone. With this in mind, the Natural Hazards Center—with support from the National Science Foundation and the NOAA Weather Program Office, and in partnership with the National Severe Storms Laboratory and the National Weather Service —is issuing four special calls for proposals for social, behavioral, and economic sciences to advance the understanding of how to most effectively prepare for and communicate about extreme weather, water, and climate events. This new initiative is designed to promote knowledge while also building a diverse cadre of weather-ready researchers.

Special Call 1: Weather-Ready Research (Now Closed)
Special Call 2: Weather-Ready Research Instrument and Data Publication

  • Proposals due: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. MDT
  • Submit Now!

Special Call 3: Forthcoming
Special Call 4: Forthcoming


Please contact Jennifer Tobin, deputy administrator of the Natural Hazards Center, at haz.research.awards@colorado.edu.


This Special Call for Weather-Ready Quick Response Research is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF Award #1635593) through supplemental funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Program Office. 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, NOAA, or Natural Hazards Center.