Call for Comment
Draft Guidelines for Implementing the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Deadline: May 6, 2015

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking public comments on implementation of a proposed Flood Risk Management Standard. The Standard will require federal floodplain investments to meet an established level of resilience and reduce flood risk. For more information on the proposed standard, to read the draft guidelines, or to submit comments, visit the Flood Risk Management Standard page on the FEMA website.

Call for Applications
Earthquake Hazards Program Grants
U.S. Geological Survey
Deadline: May 19, 2015

The U.S. Geological Survey is seeking grant proposals from researchers focused on improving the understanding of earthquake processes, hazards, and risks. Proposals should provide innovative ideas that reduce losses from earthquakes and improve earthquake forecasting. For more information on grants and how to apply, visit the notice on the website.

Call for Applications
Liu Huixian Earthquake Engineering Scholarship
Huixian Earthquake Engineering Foundation and the U.S.-China Earthquake Engineering Foundation
Deadline: June 30, 2015

Applications are now being accepted for the Liu Huixian Earthquake Engineering Scholarship, which encourages earthquake engineering students to pursue academic careers. Scholarships of $1,500 will be awarded to students pursuing an advanced degree in earthquake engineering or a related field. U.S. student will be given the option of a 10-day visit to the China Earthquake Administration in lieu of a monetary award. For more information on requirements and application guidelines, visit the website.