Collaborative Opportunity for Students in Earthquake Engineering/Disaster Research

2020 Strategic Funding: Proposal Development Grants
January 22, 2020
Proposal Development Grants Awarded
March 2, 2020

Following the NZSEE conference in April, there will be a group of 12-16 graduate students and 7 accompanying faculty visiting Aotearoa New Zealand from the US. They will undertake a study tour, travelling by ferry/land back from Wellington via Blenheim and Kaikōura over the weekend of 25-26 April. During the week of 27 April – 1 May, there will be presentations, technical tours and interactive workshops in Christchurch. The US participants will include students with majors in engineering and other disciplines such as the social sciences and education.

We wish to invite applications from Aotearoa New Zealand-based graduate students who are interested in joining this study tour, interacting with their US counterparts, learning lessons from recent earthquakes, and considering potential issues for future earthquakes. We are seeking a diverse range of students, with backgrounds in the broader field of disaster research, including engineering social sciences, education, and related fields.

Registration for Aotearoa New Zealand participants is now open and there is funding available through Te Hiranga Rū QuakeCoRE to support the travel, registration, and accommodation costs for a limited number Aotearoa New Zealand-based students to join this study tour.

If you are an Aotearoa New Zealand-based postgraduate student interested in applying for the funding to support your costs of participation in this trip, please send the following information to no later than February 21st. Please include:

  • A short CV outlining your academic qualification and area of research, up to a maximum of 2-pages.
  • A short statement (up to 1 page) about why you wish to attend this study tour, covering how your research will benefit from being part of this study tour.

If you have any questions about the study tour, please feel free to contact the local organiser at

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