NHERI Summer Institute
Stipend Application

Application for Early Career (Non-Tenured) Faculty, Early Career Engineers, and Senior Level Graduate Students


NOTE: K-12 educators will be asked to use a separate travel stipend application which has not yet been opened for submissions.


The deadline for application submission is
February 15, 2019 at 11:59pm Central Time.

The NHERI Summer Institute will be held in June 5-7 2019 at the University of Texas in San Antonio (UTSA) Downtown Campus. K-12 educators, engineers, and researchers who want to learn more about the Natural Hazards Engineering Research (NHERI) community. Participants will learn about:

  • The mission of the NHERI program
  • Writing a grant proposal through grant writing & design workshops
  • NHERI network facility capabilities
  • Requesting research resources within the NHERI network
  • The NHERI Science Plan
  • DesignSafe computational research and data management capabilities

All participants—early career professionals and faculty, K-12 educators and administrators, and established professionals and faculty—are welcome to attend.

Preliminary schedule of events:

  • Day 1: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
    • NHERI Science Plan
    • Research grant proposal writing
    • San Antonio excursion
  • Day 2: Thursday, June 6, 2019
    • NHERI network research sites
    • Design of current and potential research projects at NHERI sites
    • Networking event
  • Day 3: Friday, June 7, 2019
    • Educational and community outreach design
    • Networking event
    • NHERI leadership meetings

During the three days, participants will have opportunities to meet with PIs, K-12 teachers, and an NSF representative. This creates a platform to discuss research grant proposal ideas and potential partnerships.

The grant covers travel expenses for a limited number of early career faculty members (i.e., non-tenured professors). International scholars are welcome to apply early to secure approval of travel funds prior to the event. Local K-12 educators will also receive a stipend for participating. International travel will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis as travel funding allows.

If you heard about the Summer Institute from a news outlet, faculty member, or other source, please secify the details below.

Please note that only participants who can attend all days of the Summer Institute are eligible to receive travel funds.