Student volunteers pose with Director Lori Peek at the 2019 Natural Hazards Workshop. ©Natural Hazards Center/Chip Van Zandt, 2019.
Planning for the 46th Annual Natural Hazards Research and Application Workshop has begun, and we hope you’ll be able to participate! We have several opportunities, scholarships, and awards that recognize outstanding achievements, increase networking potential, and assist with attendance costs.
We are especially glad to announce a new award this year—the Disability and Disaster award—which honors people with disabilities working in disasters, as well as those who care for, study, or advocate on their behalf.
The Workshop will take place virtually from July 11-14, 2021. Please learn more about our offerings below.
Disability and Disasters Award
Application Deadline: March 15, 2021
The newly established Disability and Disasters Award supports people with disabilities working in disasters, as well as those who care for, study, or advocate on behalf of those with disabilities. Award funds will allow the recipient to attend the annual Natural Hazards Workshop and the Researchers Meeting that follows. The Workshop will be held virtually in 2021. The winner of this year's competition will have their fees waived to attend the virtual meeting in 2021, and travel and registration to attend the next in-person Workshop will be covered, as well.
To learn more about the scholarship and submit an application, please visit the Disability and Disaster Award page.
Mary Fran Myers Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 15, 2021
The Mary Fran Myers Scholarship recognizes outstanding individuals who share Myers' commitment to disaster research and practice and have the potential to make a lasting contribution to reducing disaster vulnerability. At least one scholarship recipient each year will receive financial support allowing them to attend the Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop. The Workshop will be held virtually in 2021. The winner of this year's competition will have their fees waived to attend the virtual meeting in 2021, and travel and registration to attend the next in-person Workshop will be covered, as well.
To learn more about the scholarship and submit an application, please visit the Mary Fran Myers Scholarship page.
Mary Fran Myers Gender and Disaster Award
Nomination Deadline: March 15, 2021
Along with her work at the Natural Hazards Center, Mary Fran Myers was a strong proponent of promoting research on gender issues in disasters and emergency management. The Mary Fran Myers Gender and Disaster Award, which is co-organized with the Gender and Disaster Network, recognizes women and men whose advocacy, research, or management efforts have had a lasting, positive impact on reducing disaster vulnerability and gender inequality. Nominations of individuals and disaster-focused organizations that have advanced gender-sensitive policy, practice, or research in the areas of disaster risk reduction will be accepted.
To learn more about the award and submit an application, please visit the Mary Fran Myers Gender and Disaster Award page.
Workshop Student Volunteer Program
Application Deadline: April 15, 2021
Each year, the Natural Hazards Center is honored to have the assistance of a variety of bright and enthusiastic students in helping make sure the Workshop runs smoothly. The benefits of volunteering include free workshop registration, a $500 stipend, and the opportunity to network with some of the most respected professionals in the field.
To learn more about becoming a student volunteer and to submit an application, please visit the call for student volunteers.
Natural Hazards Center Student Paper Competition
Submission Deadline: June 11, 2021
The annual Student Paper Competition is a way to recognize students focused on hazards and disaster research. Papers are judged on originality, organization, and knowledge of the topic. One undergraduate and one graduate winner each will receive $100, publication on the Natural Hazards Center website, and free registration for the Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop.
For more information on the competition, submission guidelines, and to submit a paper, please visit the Student Paper Competition page.