NHERI Summer Institute
Stipend Application

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



The NHERI Summer Institute will be held in June 29 - July 1 2020 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 are invited to apply. 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. We are especially looking for participants interested in multi-disciplinary research and collaboration between experimental sites.

Preliminary schedule of events:

  • Day 1: Monday, June 29, 2020
    • NHERI Science Plan
    • Research grant proposal writing
    • San Antonio excursion
  • Day 2: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
    • NHERI network research sites
    • Design of current and potential research projects at NHERI sites
    • Networking event
  • Day 3: Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Educational and community outreach design
    • Social science and broader impacts
    • NHERI leadership meetings

During the three days, participants will have opportunities to meet with NHERI PIs, NHERI experimental site representatives, K-12 teachers, and a representative from the National Science Foundation (NSF). 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). Associate faculty members are invited to apply, however, preference will be given to early career faculty members. 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.

The deadline for applying is March 31, 2020, at 11:59pm Central Time.

All Summer Institute attendees will be given access to general information about the experimental, cyber infrastructure, simulation, and rapid reconnaissance site resources.

Summer Institute participants will be grouped in teams based on a proposed research abstract. Provide an abstract of the research work that you will be considering during the Summer Institute. Applicants who submit abstracts which include the potential for multi-disciplinary and collaborative research work will be given preferred consideration for travel awards.

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