Call for Applications: 2015 Summer Institute for Disaster and Risk Research

The 2015 Summer Institute for Disaster and Risk Research July 27 – August 7, 2015, Beijing Normal University Beijing, China Call for Applications The series of Summer Institute for Disaster and Risk Research is part of the implementation of the Hazard and Risk Science Base at Beijing Normal University, funded jointly by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, Ministry of Education, and the Beijing Normal University.   Who can apply? The Summer Institute is designed primarily for junior faculty and young researchers, post-docs and advanced doctoral students, who have shown strong interests and possessed research experience in the disaster and risk field. The application is open to researchers from all disciplines and the admissions are based on individual’s qualification and research relevance to the overall focus of the summer institute. Preference will be given to applicants who are in the stage of finalizing and publishing research. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required. The summer institute is international in scope with about 20 participants, of which an equal share of Chinese and international participants is expected.   Research Area Focus The broad research area for the summer institute series is the inter-linkages of disaster, risk, and development. The overall research question is how to understand the dynamics and characteristics of disaster and risk in a changing world, with special focus on China.   Scholarship and Financial Support Partial financial supports as scholarship are provided to all accepted participants. For participants from China, domestic travel cost and accommodation are covered by the summer institute. For international participants, the summer institute offers free accommodation and partial support for international travel with a fixed amount of “travel scholarship award” up to $800, depending on the region-from and anticipated travel cost. Contact: Dr. Wei Xu Tel/Fax: +86-10-58806695 Email: Postal Address: No.19, Xinjiekouwai Street, Haidian District Academy of Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, Zip Code: 100875 More information Note: This announcement is sent on behalf of the Beijing Normal University
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