The Fulbright-EQC Graduate Award in Natural Disaster Research is for a promising New Zealand graduate student to undertake postgraduate study or research at a US university in the area of natural disaster research. One award valued at up to US$31,000 (plus NZ$4,000 travel funding) is granted each year, towards one year of study or research in the US.
Closing date: 1 August annually
This award is offered in partnership with the Earthquake Commission (EQC), the government agency which provides natural disaster insurance for New Zealand residents, as well as funding natural disaster research and public education programs.
The award is available for research into the risks posed by natural disasters, the hazards they present, their impact, society’s vulnerability, mitigation and management measures.