Registration Grants

Computers and Structures, Inc. and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have made funds available to award registration grants to students and early-career academics and professionals to defray costs for attending the 12th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering. These grants are being coordinated by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI).

EERI is pleased to announce that 109 Registration Grants have now been awarded, and recipients have also been provided with a travel stipend thanks to generous support from Computers and Structures, Inc.

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Selection Criteria

The grants are intended for university students, early-career academics, and early career professionals. Students are defined as individuals who are enrolled full-time in a college or university at the time of the registration grant award application submittal deadline (October 31, 2021). Early career academics are defined as assistant (tenure-track) professors, regardless of age. Early career professionals are defined as individuals who graduated after January 31, 2016.

The selection committee will judge applicants based on the following criteria:

  • Active participation in the 12th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (e.g., invited speaker or moderator, paper submitted for the conference, conference committee volunteer work, etc.)
  • EERI membership, active participation with national EERI or a local EERI Student or Regional Chapter (if a local chapter exists).

Deadlines and Award Notification

The application deadline for registration grants has passed. If you missed the initial deadline, you can still submit an application to be placed on a waiting list. Should additional funds for registration grants become available, your application will be reviewed. Applicants who submitted their application by the October 31, 2021 deadline will be notified by Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

For grant applicants who are also submitting a conference paper, you must still pay the registration deposit as part of the submission process. If you are awarded a grant, your deposit will be reimbursed and you will be provided with a coupon code for the full registration fee to use when registering for the conference. Each grant recipient may be required to volunteer up to 4 hours at the conference. More information will be provided to those who receive a grant.

How to Apply

Apply for a registration grant via this form.



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