Pic Description A member of the Pacific Partnership, which works in humanitarian disaster response, treats a woman in Tonga. ©Tony Tolley, U.S. Air Force, 2011.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 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. Self-nominations are not accepted.

The deadline to submit nominations is March 15, so visit the Nomination Page to learn more about how to nominate someone you know today!

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.