HHS’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) is requesting applications for research that will inform the ongoing response to and recovery from Hurricane Sandy. Much of this research can only be conducted during the recovery and response to a major emergency or natural disaster, or the opportunity is lost. Research under this funding opportunity announcement can support, but is not limited to:

  • Assessing community resilience and identify resilience factors to inform recovery
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of risk communication and use of social media
  • Evaluating the health system response and health care access discontinuity to assist recovery
  • Evaluating evacuation and policy decision-making and outcomes
  • Evaluating and mitigate mental health outcomes of affected individuals and communities

Projects cannot exceed $500,000 in direct costs and must be completed within 24 months of the issuance of the award. Applications must be submitted before May 20, 2013. For more information, see the link below:

HHS Grants to Support Scientific Research Related to Recovery from Hurricane Sandy