Call for Participation
Master’s Degree in Information Systems for Emergency Management Survey
Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
Deadline: Available for a limited time

The education committee of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) is requesting participation from emergency management professionals and academics in determining the curricula needs for a degree program with a concentration on information systems in EM professions. The four-section survey will assist ISCRAM in establishing guidelines for master’s-level degrees. Participation is anonymous and input from individuals in related fields is welcome.

Call for Submissions
EERI Annual Student Paper Competition
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
Deadline: November 1, 2015

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is accepting submissions to its annual student paper competition. Papers of 12 pages or less that directly address earthquake engineering or risk reduction are eligible. Papers must be authored by the student alone. For more information on guidelines or to submit a paper, visit the EERI Competitions page.

Call for Comments
Recovery Policy: Stafford Act 705, Disaster Grant Closeout Procedures
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Deadline: November 2, 2015

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is requesting comment on a proposed policy that will direct how it implements Section 705 of the Stafford Act in relation to Public Assistance grants. Section 705 was enacted by congress to protect governments from having funds “deobliged” by FEMA after work had been completed and funds spent. For the text of the proposed policy and to submit a comment, visit the call for comments in the Federal Register.