Call for Research on Health Outcomes and Climate-Related Disaster

Posted by: CAKE Team
Post Date: 4/17/2024
Opportunity Type: Funding
Organization/Grantor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Position/Title/Fund: Call for Research on Health Outcomes and Climate-Related Disaster
Deadline: Rolling basis until funds are exhausted
Description:

The Natural Hazards Center—with support from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation—is issuing a special call for quick response research focused on health outcomes among groups disproportionately affected by climate-related disasters.

Climate-related disasters—such as wildfires, floods, extreme heat events, harmful algal blooms, and severe storms—pose significant health risks, particularly for populations already experiencing health challenges and other disparities. In the context of such disasters, there is much to be learned about health outcomes for disproportionately affected groups such as children, older adults, people with existing health conditions, people of color, and people experiencing homelessness.

This special call of the Quick Response Research Award program is designed to address gaps in knowledge by encouraging the ethical collection of perishable data and the rapid return of results through the publication of Quick Response Reports. Initial findings from these studies will inform the understanding of the health ramifications of climate-related disasters and potential protective health measures.

Award Details At-A-Glance:

  • Available funds will support awards in the amount of $10,000 to $50,000 each.
  • Funds must be used to collect perishable, health-relevant data for events that occurred within 6 months or less of proposal submission.
  • The five-page, single-spaced proposals should follow the Quick Response Proposal Submission Guidelines.
  • A 20-page, double-spaced report summarizing project activities, findings, and actionable recommendations for health practitioners is due within six months of award activation.

Proposal Criteria: Preference will be given to researchers and research teams who:

  • Develop research questions focused on health outcomes for potentially disproportionately impacted groups such as pregnant women, children, older adults, people with existing health conditions, people in low-income households, people of color, or people experiencing homelessness.
  • Demonstrate how the proposed work will build on existing knowledge and fill a gap in the literature, implement a novel and replicable research design, or focus on an understudied group or topic with promise for practical application.
  • Clarify how they will ethically access people or areas affected by disaster to collect perishable data. 
  • Articulate how the funds will be used to collect perishable, health-relevant data for events that occurred within 6 months or less of proposal submission.
  • Have local partnerships and a clear commitment to share study results with affected populations and organizations or other communities at risk to natural hazards. 
  • Promote interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary research and collaborations at the interface of health, socio-behavioral, climate, and geotechnical research communities. 
How to Apply:

All proposals should follow the Natural Hazards Center’s Quick Response Proposal Submission guidelines, although budgets can range from $10,000 to $50,000 for this special call. Proposals and supporting materials should be uploaded using our online proposal submission form.

Please contact the Natural Hazards Center at [email protected].