NSF RAPID Awards

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grants are utilized when there is a severe urgency with regard to availability of or access to data, facilities or specialized equipment, including quick-response research on natural or anthropogenic disasters and other similar unanticipated events.

2021

Sharon Cantrell, Universidad Del Turabo (PI)
Jose Perez-Jimenez (Co-PI)
RAPID: Microbial Diversity Along an Elevational Gradient in El Yunque National Forest Before and After Hurricane Maria (NSF Award #2120367)

Sergio Castellanos, University of Texas at Austin (PI)
Keri Stephens and Kasey Faust (Co-PIs)
RAPID: Implications of Utilities Decision-making and Communication Strategies in Urban Populations Response under Extreme Weather Events (NSF Award #2129801)

Jayajit Chakraborty, University of Texas at El Paso (PI)
RAPID/Collaborative Research: Cascading Impacts of the 2021 Texas Winter Storm on Subsidized Housing Residents: A Comparative Analysis (NSF Award #2127941)

So-Min Cheong, University of Kansas Center for Research Inc. (PI)
RAPID: Infrastructural Failures and the Role of the Built Environment: The Case of the Winter Storm in Houston, Texas (NSF Award #2131645)

Howard Choset, Carnegie-Mellon University (PI)
RAPID/Collaborative Research: Data Collection for Robot-Oriented Disaster Site Modeling at Champlain Towers South Collapse (NSF Award #2140528)

Haoran Chu, Texas Tech University (PI)
RAPID: Texas Winter Storm (NSF Award #2126096)

Susan Clark, SUNY at Buffalo (PI)
Michael Shelly (Co-PI)
RAPID: Operationalizing the Capabilities Approach in the Context of Disaster Resilience: Measuring the Social Burden of Infrastructure Disruptions (NSF Award #2128030)

Timothy Collins, University of Utah (PI)
Sara Grineski (Co-PI)
RAPID/Collaborative Research: Cascading Impacts of the 2021 Texas Winter Storm on Subsidized Housing Residents: A Comparative Analysis (NSF Award #2127932)

Benjamin Crawford, University of Colorado at Denver-Downtown Campus (PI)
RAPID: Measuring the Variable Composition and Chemistry of a Volcanic Plume Using a Distributed Sensor Network (NSF Award #2131063)

William Dietrich, University of California-Berkeley (PI)
Daniella Rempe (Co-PI)
RAPID: How Critical Zone Processes Mediate the Impacts of Severe and Sustained Drought (NSF Award #2141763)

Solange Duhamel, University of Arizona (PI)
RAPID: Initial Colonists of Freshly Emplaced Volcanic Rocks at High Latitude: A Case Study of the 2021 Volcanic Eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland (NSF Award #2128606)

Jamin Greenbaum, University of California-San Diego (PI)
RAPID: International Collaborative Airborne Sensor Deployments Near Antarctic Ice Shelves (NSF Award #2114454)

Jennifer Haase, University of California-San Diego (PI)
RAPID: Sentinel-1 and ALOS-2 InSAR Interferograms to Support Community Modeling, Mapping, and Estimation of Hazards from Strike-Slip and Thrust Fault Interactions in Haiti (NSF Award #2150704)

Ali Hajbabaie, North Carolina State University (PI)
Leila Hajibabai and Julie Swann (Co-PIs)
RAPID: Collection and Archiving of Vital Data on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution (NSF Award #2124825)

Edward Hall, Colorado State University (PI)
Erika Tenorio (Co-PI)
RAPID: Impact of Hurricanes Eta and Iota on Lake Yojoa (NSF Award #2120441)

Christopher Hamilton, University of Arizona (PI)
RAPID: Response to the 2021 Earthquake Swarm and Volcanic Eruption in Reykjanes, Iceland (NSF Award #2131889)

Eugene Kelly, Colorado State University (PI)
Thomas Borch, Charles Rhoades, Susan Melzer, and Michael Wilkins (Co-PIs)
RAPID: Critical Wildfire Monitoring Utilizing the National Ecological Observatory Network Mobile Deployment Platform with Edge-computing Cyberinfrastructure (NSF Award #2137769)

Marjorie Matocq, University of Nevada, Reno (PI)
Kevin Shoemaker and Elizabeth Hunter (Co-PIs)
RAPID: The Role of Disturbance in Climate-Driven Hybrid Zone Dynamics (NSF Award #2110426)

Amir-Hamed Mohsenian-Rad, University of California-Riverside (PI)
RAPID/Collaborative Research: Linking Household and Infrastructure Data to Understand the Impacts of Winter Storm Uri in Texas (NSF Award#2141203)

Elise Morrison, University of Florida (PI)
Edward Phlips (Co-PI)
RAPID: Tracking the Impact of Engineered System Failures on Nearshore Nutrient Loads and Harmful Algal Blooms Using Multiple Stable Isotopes (NSF Award #2130675)

Robin Murphy, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (PI)
RAPID/Collaborative Research: Data Collection for Robot-Oriented Disaster Site Modeling at Champlain Towers South Collapse (NSF Award #2140451)

Ali Nejat, Texas Tech University (PI)
RAPID/Collaborative Research: Linking Household and Infrastructure Data to Understand the Impacts of Winter Storm Uri in Texas (NSF Award #2141092)

Eric Palkovacs, University of California-Santa Cruz (PI)
Peter Weiss-Penzias and Maryam Kamran (Co-PIs)
RAPID: The Effects of Wildfire on Salmonid Olfaction and Behavior (NSF Award #2136943)

Samendra Sherchan, Tulane University (PI)
RAPID: Impact of Extreme Flooding on Groundwater Quality Following Hurricane Ida (NSF Award #2152491)

Robert Washington-Allen, University of Nevada, Reno (PI)
RAPID: Addressing the Wind and Water Erosion Knowledge Gap in Drylands: Fire as a Driver of Erosion in Cheatgrass Invaded Sagebrush Steppe (NSF Award #2141804)

Laura Solitarem Texas Southern University (PI)
RAPID/Collaborative Research: Linking Household and Infrastructure Data to Understand the Impacts of Winter Storm Uri in Texas (NSF Award #2143902)

David Merrick, Florida State University (PI)
RAPID/Collaborative Research: Data Collection for Robot-Oriented Disaster Site Modeling at Champlain Towers South Collapse (NSF Award #2140573)

Robert Pickart, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (PI)
RAPID: Fate of Freshwater and Heat in the West Greenland Current (NSF Award #2034801)

Daniel Sledge, University of Texas at Arlington (PI)
RAPID: Collaborative Research: Non-state Service Provision in the Context of Multiple Extreme Events (NSF Award #2130095)

Anand Sokhey, University of Colorado Boulder (PI)
Srinivas Parinandi (Co-PI)
RAPID: The Public Response to the Texas Power Outage/Utilities Crisis (NSF Award #2128406)

Venkataramana Sridhar, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (PI)
RAPID: Field Investigation to Collect Snow, Debris Flow and Sediment Deposition and the Glacier-Melt Induced Peak Flows and Landslide in the Chamoli Region, Uttarakhand, India (NSF Award #2127775)

Herschel Thomas, West Virginia University Research Corporation (PI)
RAPID: Collaborative Research: Non-State Service Provision in the Context of Multiple Extreme Events (NSF Award #2130062)

Le Xie, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (PI)
RAPID: A Cross-Infrastructure Data-driven Approach to Modeling and Simulation of the 2021 Texas Power Outage (NSF Award #2130945)


2020

Amir AghaKouchak, University of California-Irvine (PI)
Hamidreza Norouzi, Farshid Vahedifard, and Tirtha Banerjee (Co-PIs)
RAPID: Collecting Critical Data for Advancing our Understanding of Wildfire Impacts on Soil Characteristics and Research on Post-Wildfire Compound Hazards (NSF Award #2052581)

Lonna Rae Atkeson, University of New Mexico (PI)
RAPID: Collaborative Research: The Integrity of Mail Voting (NSF Award #2105652)

Mohammed Baalousha, University of South Carolina at Columbia (PI)
Sandrine Matiasek (Co-PI)
Rapid Collaborative Proposal: Characterization, Quantification, and Transport of Incidental Nanomaterials from Wildland-Urban Fires in Surface Waters (NSF Award #2101983)

Katie Barott, University of Pennsylvania (PI)
RAPID: Collaborative Research: Disentangling the Effects of Heat Stress Versus Bleaching Phenotype on Coral Performance (NSF Award #2102989)

Kendi Davies, University of Colorado at Boulder (PI)
Brett Melbourne (Co-PI)
RAPID: Synergistic Effects of Habitat Fragmentation and Climate-Change Driven Megafire on Biodiversity in a Large-Scale Experiment (NSF Award #2051752)

Brian Fogarty, University of Notre Dame (PI)
John Carey, Jason Reifler, Brendan Nyhan, and Andrew Guess (Co-PIs)
RAPID: COVID-19 and Perceptions of Electoral Integrity (NSF Award #2103262)

Andrew Gelman, Columbia University (PI)
RAPID: Flexible, Efficient, and Available Bayesian Computation for Epidemic Models (NSF Award #2055251)

Sarah Gerken, University of Alaska Anchorage Campus (PI)
RAPID: Monographing the Antarctic and Subantarctic Cumacea (NSF Award #2032029)

Matthew Gompper, New Mexico State University (PI)
Gary Roemer, Todd Esque, and Daniel Walsh (Co-PIs)
RAPID: Eco-Epidemiological, Population, and Community Ecology Implications of RHDV2 Emergence in New World Lagomorphs (Rabbits and Close Relatives) (NSF Award #2040698)

Nancy Grimm, Arizona State University (PI)
Tamara Harms and Michael Bogan (Co-PIs)
RAPID: Indirect Impacts of a Novel Wildfire on a Well-Studied Desert Stream: Connectivity, Carbon, and Communities (NSF Award #2040194)

Sara Hamideh, SUNY at Stony Brook (PI)
RAPID: Impacts, Disruption, and Displacement after Low Attention Disasters: Experiences of Non-Owner and Immigrant Households (NSF Award #2024139)

Justin Havird, University of Texas at Austin (PI)
RAPID:Collaborative Research: Micro- and Macro-Ecological Succession in Anchialine Habitats During Creation via Volcanism (NSF Award #2020099)

M Hood, University of Georgia Research Foundation Inc. (PI)
RAPID: Collaborative Research: The Integrity of Mail Voting (NSF Award #2105682)

Joanne Jones-Rizzi, Science Museum of Minnesota (PI)
Robby Callahan Schreiber and Marjorie Bequette (Co-PIs)
RAPID: Advancing Museum-Community Conversations that Intersect STEM and Racial Justice (NSF Award #2041924)

Whitney Knollenberg, North Carolina State University (PI)
Bethany Cutts, Erin Seekamp, and Allie McCreary (Co-PIs)
RAPID: Disaster Recovery Decision Making in Remote Tourism-Dependent Communities (NSF Award #2002620)

Kenneth Lachlan, University of Connecticut (PI)
RAPID: Investigating Media Dependencies, Mitigation Behavior, and Information Processing in the Time Leading up to Hurricane Dorian (NSF Award #1953270)

Belize Lane, Utah State University (PI)
Brendan Murphy (Co-PI)
RAPID: Monitoring and Modeling Watershed-Scale Post-Wildfire Streamflow Response Through Space and Time (NSF Award #2051762)

Barry Levitt, Florida International University (PI)
Richard Olson (Co-PI)
RAPID: Public Support for Disaster Risk Reduction Policies in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian (NSF Award #2011872)

Jessica Malpass, University of Virginia Main Campus (PI)
Jennifer Lobo (Co-PI)
RAPID: Shared Decision Models to Guide Drug Allocation During a Pediatric Chemotherapy Shortage (NSF Award #2010487)

Thomas Mikesell, Boise State University (PI)
Lee Liberty, Jeffrey Johnson, Hans-Peter Marshall, and Jacob Anderson (Co-PIs)
RAPID: Seismo-Acoustic Radiation from a Local Earthquake Aftershock Sequence: How, When, and Why Seismic Waves Cross the Ground-Atmosphere Interface (NSF Award #2029940)

Todd Murphy, The University of Louisiana at Monroe (PI)
Paul Karlowitz (Co-PI)
RAPID: Preliminary Scientific Assessment of the Monroe, Louisiana Tornado on 12 April 2020 (NSF Award #2030098)

Paula Noble, University of Nevada, Reno (PI)
Simon Poulson, Lisa Stillings, and Michael Rosen (Co-PIs)
RAPID: Monitoring Hydrochemical Effects of the 6.5 Monte Cristo Range Earthquake on Groundwater Systems in the Columbus Salt Marsh (Central NV) and Vicinity (NSF Award #2038474)

Hollie Putnam, University of Rhode Island (PI)
RAPID: Collaborative Research: Disentangling the Effects of Heat Stress Versus Bleaching Phenotype on Coral Performance (NSF Award #2103067)

Christina Richardson, University of California-Santa Cruz (PI)
Adina Paytan and Margaret Zimmer (Co-PIs)
RAPID: The Impact of Headwater Wildfire Burns on the Export of Materials to the Coast (NSF Award #2101885)

Jane Rongerude, Iowa State University (PI)
Lily Wang, Biswa Das, and Daniel Kuhlmann (Co-PIs)
RAPID: Keeping Shelters in Place: Understanding Residential Landlord Decision-making During the COVID-19 Pandemic(NSF Award #2050264)

Tatiana Rynearson, University of Rhode Island (PI)
RAPID: Collaborative Research: Autumn Transition in Plankton Ecology During an Ocean Heatwave on the Northeast U.S. Shelf (NSF Award #2102422)

Malcolm Scully, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (PI)
Wayne Geyer (Co-PI)
RAPID: Unprecedented Hypoxia in Cape Cod Bay (NSF Award #2053240)

Stephanie Singer, Portland State University (PI)
RAPID: Election Result Anomaly Detection for 2020 (NSF Award #2027089)

Bongkeun Song, College of William & Mary Virginia Institute of Marine Science (PI)
James Stegen (Co-PI)
RAPID/Collaborative Research: Estuarine Dam Removal as an Ecosystem Disturbance: Examining the Impacts of Seawater Intrusion on Functional Stability of Benthic N Cycle Communities (NSF Award #2016246)

Heidi Sosik, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (PI)
Joel Llopiz and Stace Beaulieu (Co-PIs)
RAPID: Collaborative Research: Autumn Transition in Plankton Ecology During an Ocean Heatwave on the Northeast U.S. Shelf (NSF Award #2102434)

Robert Stein, William Marsh Rice University (PI)
RAPID: Collaborative Research: The Integrity of Mail Voting (NSF Award #2105671)

Amy Waterhouse, University of California-San Diego Scripps Inst of Oceanography (PI)
RAPID: Quantifying Turbulent Mixing and Heat Flux in the Mackenzie Canyon and across the Beaufort Continental Slope in the Arctic Ocean (NSF Award #2042692)

Jackson Webster, Chico State Enterprises (PI)
Sandrine Matiasek (Co-PI)
Rapid Collaborative Proposal: Characterization, Quantification, and Transport of Incidental Nanomaterials from Wildland-Urban Fires in Surface Waters (NSF Award #2101904)

Hao-Che Wu, University of North Texas​ (PI)
Haley Murphy, Alex Greer, and Lauren Clay (Co-PIs)
RAPID: Understanding Evacuation, Sheltering, and Reentry Decisions During the Dual Threat of Hurricane and the COVID-19 PandemicNSF Award #2051578)


2019

Christina Bandaragoda, University of Washington (PI)
Elaine Faustman (Co-PI)
RAPID: Collaborative Research: Building Digital Infrastructure and Communities to Assess Risk of Drinking Water Hazards Caused by Hurricanes (NSF Award #1902600)

Anjali Fernandes, Denison University (PI)
Antoinette Abeyta, Robert Mahon, and Travis Swanson (Co-PIs)
RAPID: Characterizing the Sedimentary Archive of the Longest Mississippi River Flood on Record, While Implementing a New Model for Inclusive Undergraduate Geoscience Research (NSF Award #2005439)

Erica Fischer, Oregon State University (PI)
Sara Hamideh (Co-PI)
RAPID: Collaborative Research: Data Collection on Wildfire Urban Interface (WUI) for Schools and Hospitals Following the 2018 California Camp Fire (NSF Award #1917298)

David Hala, Texas A&M University (PI)
Antonietta Quigg, Karl Kaiser, and Ashley Ross (Co-PIs)
RAPID: Evaluating the Role of Pollution Monitoring on Improving Coastal Community Social Well-Being Following a Petrochemical Fire and Spills Into Galveston Bay (NSF Award #1936174)

Sara Hamideh, Iowa State University (PI)
Jon Wolseth (Co-PI)
RAPID: Impacts, Disruption, and Displacement After Low Attention Disasters: Experiences of Non-owner and Immigrant Households (NSF Award #1911262)

Navid Jafari, Louisiana State University (PI)
Nina Lam (Co-PI)
RAPID: Collaborative Research: Data Mining and Fusion Between Unmanned Aerial Systems and Social Media Technologies to Improve Emergency Operations (NSF Award #1945787)

Madhusudan Katti, North Carolina State University (PI)
Deniz Eseryel, Kelly Lynn Mulvey, and Darby Orcutt (Co-PIs)
RAPID: Informal Learning about Urban Ecology Through Community-Engaged Research as a Pathway to Persistence for Disaster-Impacted Students (NSF Award #1906366)

Heather Littleton, East Carolina university (PI)
Charles Benight and Ashley Allen (Co-PIs)
RAPID: Recovery and Adjustment in the Community After Hurricane Florence (NSF Award #1916676)

Hussam Mahmoud, Colorado State University (PI)
RAPID: Collaborative Research: Data Collection on Wildfire Urban Interface (WUI) for Schools and Hospitals Following the 2018 California Camp Fire (NSF Award #1917316)

Jennifer Mankoff, University of Washington (PI)
RAPID: Assessing the impact of Harassment and other Negative Events on Inclusion of Undergraduate Students in STEM (NSF Award #1941537)

Amelia Moore, University of Rhode Island (PI)
Kenneth Broad (Co-PI)
RAPID: Reformulating Networks of Security, Sustainability, and Survival: The Emergence of an Atlantic Storm Society (NSF Award #1953416)

Karen Panetta, Tufts University (PI)
RAPID: A Smart and Mobile Sensor Fusion Framework for Earthquake Hazard Reduction, Situational Assessment, and Relief Efforts (NSF Award #1942053)

Elizabeth Shanahan, Montana State University (PI)
Sara Guenther (Co-PI)
RAPID: Risk Narratives Across Time and Space in Urban-Wildlife Conflict (NSF Award #1914601)

Kimberley Shoaf, University of Utah (PI)
Jesse Bliss (Co-PI)
RAPID: Risk Perception and Health-Related Knowledge and Practice (NSF Award #1934522)

Hao-Che Wu, University of North Texas (PI)
RAPID/Collaborative Research: Households Immediate Response During a Night Time Earthquake (NSF Award #2001957)

Dean Yang, University of Michigan Ann Arbor (PI)
RAPID: Decision-Making Involving Risk in the Immediate Aftermath of a Natural Disaster (NSF Award #1931049)


2018

Timothy Collins, University of Utah (PI)
RAPID: Trajectories of Social Vulnerability Among Houston Area Households: A Pre- and Post-event Study of Hurricane Harvey (NSF Award #1841654)

Lauren Davis, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (PI)
Steven Jiang and Tobin Walto (Co-PIs)
RAPID: Collaborative Research: Capacity Adjustment, Resilience and Information Sharing in a Network for Good (CARING) (NSF Award #1901764)

Devon Eulie, University of North Carolina at Wilmington (PI)
Huili Hao and Rachel Gittman (Co-PIs)
RAPID: Evaluation of the Resilience of Shoreline Protection Methods to Hurricane Florence (NSF Award #1901746)

Shih-Kai Huang, Jacksonville State University (PI)
RAPID: Collaborative Research: Households Immediate Response During a Night Time Earthquake (NSF Award #1833084)

Julie Ivy, North Carolina State University (PI)
Min Chi and Sarah Desmarais (Co-PIs)
RAPID: Collaborative Research: Capacity Adjustment, Resilience and Information Sharing in a Network for Good (CARING) (NSF Award #1901694)

Jamie Kruse, East Carolina University (PI)
Gregory Howard (Co-PI)
RAPID: Effect of Hurricane Florence on Homeowner Willingness to Engage in Flood Risk Mitigation and Buyout Contracts (NSF Award #1856256)

Emmett Lodree, University of Alabama Tuscaloosa (PI)
RAPID: Collaborative Research: Defining a Performance Measurement Framework for Spontaneous Volunteer Management Systems in Post-Disaster Relief (NSF Award #1901710

Maria Mayorga, North Carolina State University (PI)
RAPID: Collaborative Research: Defining a Performance Measurement Framework for Spontaneous Volunteer Management Systems in Post-Disaster Relief (NSF Award #1901699)

Dhiraj Murthy, University of Texas at Austin (PI)
Patricia Clayton (Co-PI)
RAPID: Rural Loss Estimates of Hurricane Florence Enabled by Citizen Scientists (NSF Award #1902460)

Lucia Velotti, CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice (PI)
RAPID: Collaborative Research: Defining a Performance Measurement Framework for Spontaneous Volunteer Management Systems in Post-Disaster Relief (NSF Award #1901700)

Haizhong Wang, Oregon State University (PI)
Michael Lindell (Co-PI)
RAPID: Local Residents' Responses to the 2018 Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami (NSF Award #1902888)

Hao-Che Wu, Oklahoma State University (PI)
RAPID: Collaborative Research: Households Immediate Response During a Night Time Earthquake (NSF Award #1833076)

Elyse Zavar, University of North Texas (PI)
Sherri Binder and Alex Greer (Co-PIs)
RAPID: Exploring the Design and Implementation of Buyout Programs in Post-Disaster Settings (NSF Award #1844351)