Allianz Climate Risk Research Award

Organisation:  Allianz

Apply By:  01 Jul . 2018

Allianz Climate Risk Research Award

The Allianz Climate Risk Research Award supports scientific research that improves our understanding of climate change-related risks. The 2018 Award focuses on the topic “Climate risk: real-time information and new technologies.”

The Award is intended to support researchers whose research focuses on:

  • Reducing the risk of extreme weather events that are intensified by climate change
  • Fostering resilience by applying technological solutions
  • PhD students who are in the final stage of their research and postdoctoral researchers who have recently finished their research, are invited to apply. We welcome individual applications from the fields of natural sciences as well as economic and social sciences.
  • Four finalists will receive a monetary award and will be  invited to an Award ceremony at Allianz Headquarters in Munich in November 2018 to present their findings and take part in an interactive discussion with renown experts from both industry and academia.
  • In addition, Allianz will publish the ten best essays submitted as part of the application in a compendium. 

The 2018 Award focus on Climate risk: real-time information & new technologies

We are looking for research projects that work-on or build the basis for innovative solutions such as:

  • Using social media or drones to deliver information on the extent and impact of flood or hail events
  • Improving predicting capabilities for flash floods and heavy precipitation events
  • Assessing the risks of droughts through satellite monitoring technology
  • Understanding how new technologies can change early warning systems and their effectiveness for society
  • Understanding decision-making processes around climate adaptation and resilience on the household, local and international level

Call for papers: 16 April 2018

Deadline for submission: 1 July 2018

For 2018 event, the four finalists will receive:

Monetary award:

  • EUR 7.000 First finalist
  • EUR 5.000 Second finalist
  • EUR 3.000 Third finalist
  • EUR 2.000 Fourth finalist
  • Invitation for a one-day Award event in Munich with all costs covered
  • Exposure of the finalists’ research projects on the website
  • Exclusive insights into the insurance industry’s work on climate change and extreme weather events
  • Participation in a discussion round with the Award’s jury, experts and other guests from Allianz Group and academia.

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