Special Focus Research Awards

The Natural Hazards Center Research Awards Program often releases special calls for quick response or longer term research focused on topical areas of interest or unique extreme events. These awards are used to help fund eligible researchers to collect data across all phases of the disaster lifecycle to advance knowledge in areas that are understudied.

Please see the Special Calls page for recent solicitations.

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.

Please check back and sign up for updates here: https://hazards.colorado.edu/signup

To receive news about the program and special calls for proposals, please subscribe to the Reseaarch Award Program email list.

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

Quick Response Research Reports are based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF Award #1635593). 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.