Workshop Opportunities and Center Awards

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.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2023

At least one scholarship recipient each year will receive financial support allowing them to attend the Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop.

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

Apply for the Mary Fran Myers Scholarship


Disability and Disasters Award

Application Deadline: March 31, 2023

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.

Apply for the Disability and Disaster Award


Workshop Student Volunteer Program

Application Deadline: March 31, 2023

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 and associated add-on meetings run smoothly. The benefits of volunteering include free Natural Hazards Workshop and Researchers Meeting registrations, free meals, 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.

Apply to be a Student Volunteer


Natural Hazards Center Student Paper Competition

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2023

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.

Apply to the Student Paper Competition


Posters and Research and Practice Highlights

For information about how to submit a Poster Abstract or Research and Practice Highlight, please visit our Submission Guidelines page.