Track 3 Submission Guidelines and Post-Award Deliverables

Wildfire Ready Research Instrument and Data Publication

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For those submitting a Track 3 proposal for data and/or instrument publication, the following information and associated documents should be submitted through our online proposal submission form:

  • Project Title: Limit 12 words. (Please use APA title case)
  • Researcher Name(s) and Affiliation(s)
  • Brief Abstract: Limit 100 words. To be posted on the Natural Hazards Center website. See examples of this brief format here.
  • 3-5 Keywords
  • Research Description: A description of the research project, methods used, preliminary results, and the data and/or instruments that you will be publishing in DesignSafe (limit 500 words).
  • Track 3 Submission Type: You may select one of the following options. If you have more than one project that you hope to receive funding to publish, you should submit a separate proposal. Researchers are limited to three Track 3 proposals as part of this call.
    • Research Protocol / Instrument Proposals Only ($1,250 award): A description of the research protocol or instrument you plan to publish. (limit 750 words).
    • Data Publication and Protocol / Instrument Proposals ($2,500 award): A description of the dataset and any associated research instruments or protocols you plan to publish. (limit 750 words).
  • Project Type: Field research, experimental simulation, hybrid simulation, or other.
  • Wildfire Event Name(s) and Date(s), if applicable: (i.e., Marshall Fire, December 30, 2021).
  • Geographic Focus: Proposals will be given priority that focus on projects conducted in the United States, U.S. territories, or tribal areas.
  • Topical Focus Area(s): (i.e., risk perception, risk communication, physical health impacts, emergency managers, underserved or marginalized populations, etc.).
  • Budget and Budget Justification: The budget and budget justification should provide a breakdown of anticipated expenditures within the predetermined amounts of $1,250 or $2,500 (limit 500 words).
  • Human Subjects Approval Letter: If the research included human subjects, an official letter from the applicant’s institutional review board or ethics committee demonstrating prior approval of the research, or waiving the need for approval, will be required before instrument or data publication activities can commence. If you no longer have access to this documentation, you may provide an explanation in lieu of a letter.

The above information and associated documents must be submitted through the Natural Hazards Center online proposal submission form. Emailed proposals will be returned without review.

Post-Award Project Deliverables and Recommendations

Data Publication Documents

Award recipients should fill out and return a Data Publication Checklist and a Publication Template within three months of award activation.

All award recipients, including the research lead and any collaborators, are required to:

In addition to the above proposal requirements, it is recommended that all award recipients—including the lead investigator and any collaborators—do the following:


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The Weather Ready Research Award program 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. Opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations produced by this program are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF, NOAA, or the Natural Hazards Center.