The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) and the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) Network of Centres of Excellence invite proposals from social scientists based at universities in Canada to quickly deploy to a disaster-affected area in the aftermath of an extreme event to collect perishable data. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support research that will learn from disaster events in order to better prevent disasters and protect communities in the future.

Projects should focus on the assessment of impacts and solutions, but funds will also be considered for aspects outside of response (e.g. field measurements to validate predictive models). Applicants must hold an academic appointment at a Canadian institution eligible to receive Tri-Council research grants. The grant period is for a maximum of one year. Financial and reporting requirements will be discussed and determined in collaboration with the selected projects.

See full details here: 2018 Spring Flooding CFP