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.

2020

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)