Learning From Earthquakes 2019 Travel Study Program to New Zealand: Apply by Nov 19

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Applications are now open for the 2019 Travel Study Program to be held in New Zealand from May 5-12, 2019 (NZ time):


Applications are due November 19, 2018. 

EERI is teaming up with QuakeCoRE, the New Zealand Centre for Earthquake Resilience, to offer an opportunity to be part of the upcoming Learning from Earthquakes Travel Study Program in New Zealand. This program offers a unique opportunity to learn directly from local experts in the field and contribute to knowledge of recovery from recent earthquakes in New Zealand.

The program is targeted at postgraduate students and young professionals; both early career researchers and early career practitioners. The organizers are seeking applications from participants across a diverse spectrum including social sciences, earth sciences, and engineering. Preference will be given to EERI members and QuakeCoRE affiliates.

"I participated in the inaugural LFE TSP in 2017 in Chile.  I found it to be very worthwhile in many aspects.  Our field trips were well planned with great opportunities to interact with locals and learn from their experiences during and after the earthquake.  The focus was interdisciplinary and practical.  I learned a lot about the state of practice in Chile, including state-of-the-art engineering and some great, cost-effective seismic solutions for low-income housing.  And perhaps most importantly I enjoyed meeting young colleagues from around the world, both professionals and academics, and working with them to report our findings back to the earthquake engineering community." - Laura Whitehurst, 2017 Chile participant

Program participants are responsible for all travel expenses to and from New Zealand. The following registration fee will cover lodging, local transport, and the majority of food during the trip:

Registration Fee: Students   $500 (USD)
Registration Fee: Young Professionals  $1,750 (USD)

More Information
Information about the program goals and the outcomes of the 2017 LFE Travel Study Program in Chile can be found by clicking here.

Questions about the program and application process may be directed to Zoe Yin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.