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We're excited to announce that planning underway for our 43rd Natural Hazards Workshop to be held July 8-11, 2018 in Broomfield, Colorado. In fact, next week we'll be revealing the 2018 theme and issuing the call for contributions for the Workshop program.

The call, and all other Workshop communications, will be sent by email to our Workshop Information List. If you're not already on the list and would like to be, please email Jolie Breeden so we can add you.

In the meantime, though, we hope you'll start thinking about your Workshop planning. The best part of the Workshop is the people who attend and the unique perspectives they bring—and we have several programs that help bring the best and the brightest to the event.

Mary Fran Myers Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 17, 2018

The Mary Fran Myers Scholarship recognizes those who share the same commitment to disaster research and practice as the late Mary Fran Myers, who guided the Center as co-director for many years. Set aside for those who have the potential to make a lasting contribution to reducing disaster vulnerability, this year the scholarship is open to those residing in North America and the Caribbean. Scholarships can cover part or all of transportation, meals, and Workshop registration costs.

To learn more about Mary Fran Myers, the scholarship and to submit an application, please visit the Mary Fran Myers Scholarship page.

Mary Fran Myers Gender and Disaster Award
Nomination Deadline: March 31, 2018

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. 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.

Natural Hazards Center Student Paper Competition
Submission Deadline: May 1, 2018

The annual Student Paper Competition is a way to recognize students focused on the interdisciplinary nature of 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 an invitation to the Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop in Broomfield, Colorado, including registration fees.

For more information on the competition, submission guidelines, and to submit a paper, please visit the Student Paper Competition page.

Workshop Student Volunteer Program
Application Deadline: March 10, 2018

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 and meals—a $345 value—and the opportunity to network with some of most respected professionals in the field. Lodging and transportation are the responsibility of attendees.

To learn more about becoming a student volunteer and to submit an application, please visit the call for student volunteers.