Special Call for Weather-Ready Quick Response Research

Hello BEST Community,  I am unsure if this will interest any in the group yet since this is an urgent topic I am sharing for your review.  Thanks,  Kathleen Pagan, Alachua County


Kathleen Pagan, AICP
Senior Planner
Growth Management
10 SW 2nd Avenue • Gainesville • FL • 32601
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Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 1:07 PM
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Subject: Special Call for Weather-Ready Quick Response Research


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Dear Kathleen:

Americans live in the most severely weather-prone country on earth. Taking advanced action to prepare people and places can reduce devastating impacts from extreme events like record breaking snowfall, tornadoes, hurricanes, and flooding. 

With this in mind, the Natural Hazards Center will offer 10 to 20 awards to contribute to our understanding of how to prepare for and communicate extreme weather, water, and climate events. Awards will range from $2,500 to $7,500 each. Successful applicants in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences will submit proposals with clear implications for understanding and improving weather communication in the United States and beyond.

Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. MST on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. Funding notifications will be sent to all applicants no later than January 15, 2021

The need for weather ready research that is culturally relevant, ethically informed, and scientifically rigorous has led the Natural Hazards Center???with support from the National Science Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather Program Office???to issue this special call in partnership with the National Severe Storms Laboratory and the National Weather Service.

Before submitting your proposal, please read the special call in its entirety. This page includes additional information about how to submit a proposal, deadlines and deliverables, and how the funding will be distributed.

Thank you in advance for reviewing the special call. If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Tobin, deputy administrator of the Natural Hazards Center, at [log in to unmask].   

The Natural Hazards Center Team

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Acknowledgements: This Special Call for Weather-Ready Quick Response Research 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. 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, NOAA, or Natural Hazards Center.

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