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Hazards and Disasters Fellowship Program for Junior Faculty

This NSF funded Enabling Program is an education and training effort aimed at developing junior faculty to become active scholars in both their individual disciplines and in the broader hazards and disasters research community.

The aims of the program are to: (1) foster the development of scholars with a careerlong commitment to research on hazards, risk, and disasters; (2) contribute to the nation’s future research capacity and infrastructure in these areas; and (3) add important original scientific knowledge to the areas of hazards, risk, and disasters.

Ten leading scholars will provide mentoring in hazards and disasters research for up to 20 competitively selected fellows. Representative activities include writing scholarly articles, book proposals and grant proposals. The fellowship covers travel expenses for program activities, including three required workshops, and offers a modest stipend.


The fellowship is open to early career tenuretrack faculty who have not yet received tenure and promotion at a U.S. institution and are interested in developing research in natural and humanmade hazards, risk, and disasters in any relevant field of the natural and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, specialties in engineering, or interdisciplinary programs. We seek applications from faculty in academic departments with doctoral programs, as well as from those in nondoctoral programs that have demonstrated a capability to prepare students for research careers. We encourage applications from members of groups that are underrepresented in the hazards and disaster field—including women and racial and ethnic minorities.

Application Deadline: Application materials for the 2014 fellowships can be found on the program’s website and must be received in digital form by September 24, 2014.