Award Opportunities for Hazards, Disasters, and Emergency Management

This page includes a list of award opportunities for students as well as professionals working in the field of hazards, disasters, and emergency management. If you have additional awards to add to this page, please contact us at hazctr@colorado.edu.

Awards for Students

Alabama Association of Emergency Managers (AAEM) Scholarship, Alabama Association of Emergency Managers
https://www.aaem.us/awards-1

Annual Hazards and Disasters Student Paper Competition, Natural Hazards Center
https://hazards.colorado.edu/awards/paper-competition

Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Annual Collegiate Student Paper Competition, Association of State Floodplain Managers
https://www.asfpmfoundation.org/scholarships/student-paper

Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Foundation Future Leaders Scholarship, Association of State Floodplain Managers
https://www.asfpmfoundation.org/scholarships/future-leaders-scholarship

Emergency Management Association of Texas (EMAT) Emergency Management Student Scholarship Award, Emergency Management Association of Texas
https://www.emat-tx.org/Awards

Gilbert F. White Dissertation Award, Hazards, Risks, and Disasters Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers (AAG)
http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/cege/hazardsaag/white.html

International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Scholarship Program, International Association of Emergency Managers
https://www.iaem.org/Resources/Scholarships

Natural Hazards Section Award for Graduate Students, American Geophysical Union
https://www.agu.org/Honor-and-Recognize/Honors/Section-Awards/Natural-Hazards-Graduate-Research-Award

Student Chapter of the Year, International Association of Emergency Managers (U.S.)
https://www.iaem.org/2021-awards-program

Student of the Year Award, International Association of Emergency Managers (U.S.)
https://www.iaem.org/2021-awards-program

Student of the Year Award, International Association of Emergency Managers (Global)
https://www.iaem.org/2021-awards-program

Awards for Practitioners/Professionals

Adam Ward Public Information Excellence Award, Virginia Emergency Management Association
https://www.vemaweb.org/awards

Al Bragg Government and Legislative Achievement Award, Governor’s Hurricane Conference
https://flghc.org/award-nominations/

Alfred T. Moore Memorial Volunteer Service Award, Alabama Association of Emergency Managers
https://www.aaem.us/awards-1

Auxiliary Emergency Manager of the Year, International Association of Emergency Managers (U.S.)
https://www.iaem.org/2021-awards-program

Award for Collaboration, National Emergency Management Agency (New Zealand)
https://www.civildefence.govt.nz/about/conference2021/emergency-management-awards/

Award for Innovation, National Emergency Management Agency (New Zealand)
https://www.civildefence.govt.nz/about/conference2021/emergency-management-awards/

Awards for Long Service, National Emergency Management Agency (New Zealand)
https://www.civildefence.govt.nz/about/conference2021/emergency-management-awards/

Award for Manaakitanga, National Emergency Management Agency (New Zealand)
https://www.civildefence.govt.nz/about/conference2021/emergency-management-awards/

Bob Lay Emergency Management Award, Governor’s Hurricane Conference
https://flghc.org/award-nominations/

Business & Industry Preparedness Award, International Association of Emergency Managers (Global)
https://www.iaem.org/2021-awards-program

Career Excellence Award, International Association of Emergency Managers (U.S.)
https://www.iaem.org/2021-awards-program

Career Excellence Award, International Association of Emergency Managers (Canada)
https://www.iaem.org/2021-awards-program

Chad Reed First Responder Award, Governor’s Hurricane Conference
https://flghc.org/award-nominations/

Chapter Advisor of the Year, International Association of Emergency Managers (U.S.)
https://www.iaem.org/2021-awards-program

Civilian Emergency Manager of the Year Award, International Association of Emergency Managers (U.S.)
https://www.iaem.org/2021-awards-program

Clayton R. Christopher Memorial Local Emergency Manager Award, International Association of Emergency Managers (U.S.)
https://www.iaem.org/2021-awards-program

Dick Fletcher Media Award, Governor’s Hurricane Conference
https://flghc.org/award-nominations/

Distinguished Service Award, Governor’s Hurricane Conference
https://flghc.org/award-nominations/

Distinguished Service Award, Michigan Emergency Management Association
https://www.memaonline.org/16-conference/50-conference-awards

Emergency Management Association of Texas (EMAT) Community Service Award, Emergency Management Association of Texas
https://www.emat-tx.org/Awards

Emergency Management Association of Texas (EMAT) Distinguished Service Award, Emergency Management Association of Texas
https://www.emat-tx.org/Awards

Emergency Management Association of Texas (EMAT) Excellence in Emergency Management Award, Emergency Management Association of Texas
https://www.emat-tx.org/Awards

Emergency Management Association of Texas (EMAT) Lifetime Achievement Award, Emergency Management Association of Texas
https://www.emat-tx.org/Awards

Emergency Management Association of Texas (EMAT) “Lou Harrell” Emergency Manager of the Year Award, Emergency Management Association of Texas
https://www.emat-tx.org/Awards

Emergency Management Association of Texas (EMAT) Rising Star Award, Emergency Management Association of Texas
https://www.emat-tx.org/Awards

Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award, Newfoundland and Labrador
https://www.gov.nl.ca/jps/fes/emo/awards/

Emergency Management Professional of the Year, Virginia Emergency Management Association
https://www.vemaweb.org/awards

Emergency Management Volunteer Award, International Association of Emergency Managers (Canada)
https://www.iaem.org/2021-awards-program

Emergency Management Volunteer of the Year Award, International Association of Emergency Managers (U.S.)
https://www.iaem.org/2021-awards-program

Emergency Manager of the Year Award, International Association of Emergency Managers (U.S.)
https://www.iaem.org/2021-awards-program

Goddard-White Award, Association of State Floodplain Management
https://www.floods.org/membership-communities/recognize-and-support/awards/

Governor’s Award, Governor’s Hurricane Conference
https://flghc.org/award-nominations/

Healthcare/Public Health Preparedness Award, Michigan Emergency Management Association
https://www.memaonline.org/16-conference/50-conference-awards

Innovation Award, Governor’s Hurricane Conference
https://flghc.org/award-nominations/

John R. Sheaffer Award for Excellence in Floodproofing, Association of State Floodplain Managers
https://www.floods.org/membership-communities/recognize-and-support/awards/

Larry R. Johnston Local Floodplain Manager of the Year, Association of State Floodplain Managers
https://www.floods.org/membership-communities/recognize-and-support/awards/

Lifetime Achievement Award, Governor’s Hurricane Conference
https://flghc.org/award-nominations/

Local Emergency Management Coordinator, Michigan Emergency Management Association
https://www.memaonline.org/16-conference/50-conference-awards

Louthain Award for Distinguished Service to ASFPM, Association of State Floodplain Managers
https://www.floods.org/membership-communities/recognize-and-support/awards/

Merit Award, International Association of Emergency Managers (Canada)
https://www.iaem.org/2021-awards-program

Meritorious Lifetime Achievement in Floodplain Management Award, Association of State Floodplain Managers
https://www.floods.org/membership-communities/recognize-and-support/awards/

Ministerial Awards for Contribution to Emergency Management in New Zealand, National Emergency Management Agency (New Zealand)
https://www.civildefence.govt.nz/about/conference2021/emergency-management-awards/

Natural Hazards Mitigation Award, American Geophysical Union
https://www.agu.org/Honor-and-Recognize/Honors/Section-Awards/Natural-Hazards-Mitigation-Award

Outreach/Media Award, Association of State Floodplain Managers
https://www.floods.org/membership-communities/recognize-and-support/awards/

Outstanding New Emergency Management Professional Award, Virginia Emergency Management Association
https://www.vemaweb.org/awards

Partners in Preparedness Award (Public/Private Partnership), International Association of Emergency Managers (Global)
https://www.iaem.org/2021-awards-program

Pat Neuhauser Spirit of Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Award, Alabama Association of Emergency Managers
https://www.aaem.us/aards-1

Prepared Community Award, International Association of Emergency Managers (Canada)
https://www.iaem.org/2021-awards-program

Public Awareness Award, International Association of Emergency Managers (Global)
https://www.iaem.org/2021-awards-program

Public Education/Public Information Award, Governor’s Hurricane Conference
https://flghc.org/award-nominations/

Public/Private Achievement Award, Governor’s Hurricane Conference
https://flghc.org/award-nominations/

Resilient Australia Awards, Emergency Management Victoria
https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/how-we-help/resilience/resilient-australia-awards

Rising Star Award, Governor’s Hurricane Conference
https://flghc.org/award-nominations/

Stanley Everett Crigger Humanitarian Award, Virginia Emergency Management Association
https://www.vemaweb.org/awards

Student Ally of the Year Award, International Association of Emergency Managers (U.S.)
https://www.iaem.org/2021-awards-program

Student Ally of the Year Award, International Association of Emergency Managers (Global)
https://www.iaem.org/2021-awards-program

Technology and Innovation Award, International Association of Emergency Managers (Global)
https://www.iaem.org/2021-awards-program

Tropical Meteorology Award, Governor’s Hurricane Conference
https://flghc.org/award-nominations/

Uniformed Member of the Year Award, International Association of Emergency Managers (U.S.)
https://www.iaem.org/2021-awards-program

Voluntary Organization of the Year Award, International Association of Emergency Managers (U.S.)
https://www.iaem.org/2021-awards-program

Volunteer Agency Service Award, Governor’s Hurricane Conference
https://flghc.org/award-nominations/

Volunteer of the Year Award, Virginia Emergency Management Association
https://www.vemaweb.org/awards

Volunteer of the Year Award, Michigan Emergency Management Association
https://www.memaonline.org/16-conference/50-conference-awards

Awards for Students, Practitioners/Professionals, and/or Researchers

Annual Emergency Media and Public Affairs (EMPA) Awards for Excellence in Emergency Communication, Emergency Media and Public Affairs (New Zealand or Australia)
https://www.empa.org.au/awards

Disability and Disasters Award, Natural Hazards Center
https://hazards.colorado.edu/awards/disability-and-disasters-award

Mary Fran Myers Gender and Disaster Award, Natural Hazards Center
https://hazards.colorado.edu/awards/myers-award

Mary Fram Meyers Scholarship, Natural Hazards Center
https://hazards.colorado.edu/awards/myers-scholarship

Mitigation Matters Research, Natural Hazards Center
https://hazards.colorado.edu/research/mitigation-matters

Public Health Disaster Research Award Program, Natural Hazards Center
https://hazards.colorado.edu/research/public-health-disaster-research-award-program

Quick Response Research, Natural Hazards Center
https://hazards.colorado.edu/research/quick-response

Weather Ready Research Award Program, Natural Hazards Center
https://hazards.colorado.edu/research/weather-ready-research/index