Workshop Opportunities

Workshop Student Volunteer Program

Application Deadline: April 1, 2022

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, free meals, a $500 stipend, and the opportunity to network with peers and 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.


Disability and Disasters Award

Application Deadline: April 1, 2022

The 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 or Practitioners Meetings that follow.

To learn more about the scholarship and submit an application, please visit the Disability and Disaster Award page.


Mary Fran Myers Gender and Disaster Award

Nomination Deadline: April 1, 2022

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.


Natural Hazards Center Student Paper Competition

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2022

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 Natural Hazards Workshop.

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


Mary Fran Myers Scholarship

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.

The MFM scholarship will be on hiatus in 2022 as we pause to honor the 2020 and 2021 scholarship winners who could not attend in person because of the pandemic.

To learn more about the scholarship and past winners, please visit the Mary Fran Myers Scholarship page.