Workshop Opportunities and Center Awards
Natural Hazards Center Student Paper Competition
Submission Deadline: January 16, 2024
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 $250, publication on the Natural Hazards Center website, and free registration for the Natural Hazards Workshop and Researchers Meeting.
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
Workshop Student Volunteer Program
Application Deadline: February 5, 2024
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
Mary Fran Myers Scholarship
2024 Application Now Closed!
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.
For the 2024 competition, applicants must reside outside North America or the Caribbean. Eligibility is based on current place of residence, not citizenship. Applicants who reside inside North America or the Caribbean will be eligible for the next open scholarship call. Previous in-person attendees of the Natural Hazards Workshop are not eligible. Preference is given to those who can demonstrate financial need.
Hazards practitioners, students, and researchers with a strong commitment to disaster management and mitigation are encouraged to apply. The Natural Hazards Center is supportive of educational opportunities for undocumented people.
To learn more about the scholarship and past winners, please visit the Mary Fran Myers Scholarship page.
Disability and Disasters Award
2024 Application Now Closed!
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.
Applicants must reside in the United States and be affiliated with a U.S. organization or academic institution. Previous in-person attendees of the Natural Hazards Workshop are not eligible. Preference is given to those who can demonstrate financial need. Hazards practitioners, students, and researchers with a strong commitment to the intersection of disability and disaster management and mitigation are encouraged to apply.
To learn more about the scholarship and submit an application, please visit the Disability and Disaster Award page.
Other opportunities, such as calls for Workshop poster submissions, will be available soon. Please sign up for Workshop updates so you can receive notifications and important announcements regarding the 49th Annual Natural Hazards Workshop.
If you have any questions, please contact the Natural Hazards Center team at email@example.com.