Mileti, Myers, and White

Dennis Mileti, Mary Fran Myers, and Gilbert White at a Natural Hazards Workshop barbecue on Flagstaff Mountain, near Boulder.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Mary Fran Myers Gender and Disaster Award. The award recognizes disaster professionals who continue Myers’ goal of promoting research on gender issues in disasters and emergency management.

Individuals and organizations eligible for the award will have added to the body of knowledge on gender and disasters or furthered opportunities for women to succeed in the field. The selection committee is especially interested in nominations from outside the United States. Previously nominated individuals who have not won the Mary Fran Myers Award are still eligible.

The award winner will be invited to participate in the Natural Hazards Workshop in Broomfield, Colorado, on July 10-13 and will be acknowledged in the Workshop program. Workshop fees will be covered. Travel to and accommodations at the Workshop are the winner's responsibility.

To make a nomination, submit the following:

  • Your full name, mailing and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and those of the nominee

  • The nominee’s current resume or curriculum vitae (three-page maximum)

  • A nomination letter detailing specifically how the nominee’s work fits the award criteria described above

  • An optional one-page letter of support from another person or organization

Nominations should be submitted by May 2 to [](mailto: Questions can be forwarded to Maureen Fordham or Cheney Shreve Liu.

Please note that this award is different from the similarly named Mary Fran Myer Scholarship. For more information on the scholarship, please visit the Natural Hazards Center website.