Special Focus Small Grants

The Natural Hazards Center Special Focus Small Grants Program helps fund eligible researchers to collect data across all phases of the disaster lifecycle to advance knowledge in areas that are understudied. We do not have any special calls available at the moment. Please check back soon for more details!

The program promotes social science and interdisciplinary innovation in hazards and disaster research. Novel areas of study and diverse methodological approaches to the topics identified are prioritized. Graduate students and other researchers new to the study of disasters are encouraged to apply.

Research that is accepted for funding will result in the submission of an abstract and brief report that makes a preliminary analysis of the special focus area. These reports are published on the Natural Hazards Center website and made available to the Center's multidisciplinary network of researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and educators.

To submit a proposal, carefully read the Program Guidelines. The link to the proposal submission form 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 Small Grants Program email list.

Social scientists can also sign up for the SSEER network to receive additional information and to connect to with other researchers.