Americans live in the most
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,
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
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.