Allianz Climate Risk Research Award 2019 for PhD Candidates


The Allianz Climate Risk Research Award supports scientific research that improves our understanding of climate change-related risks. The 2019 Award focuses on how science can help insurers deal with extreme weather and climate risks.

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

Submission requirements

  • University students currently pursuing either a PhD degree or a post-doc, as well as recent PhD graduates or recent post-doc graduates. (Graduation/defense of final research to obtain title should not be more than two years before the time of the application)
  • Research applicable to focus and topic of Award
  • Completed application for (download here)
  • Supporting documents consists of:
  • Research summary (Further info in Application form)
  • A letter of recommendation from the candidate’s academic mentor (Further info in Application form)
  • Filled and signed declaration form (download here)
  •  Alianz welcome the four finalists to travel to Munich-Germany for the Award’s event. Allianz Re will cover all travel costs (please refer to FAQ)
  • Eagerness to be part of internal and external communication around the Award (e.g. interviews)

Selection process

  • Application form (pdf) must be sent, together with supporting documents to: by 2 September 2019 (Further info Application form)
  • The Jury will announce the four finalists and award the certificates and prize money at the Award event in Munich

Deadline for application: 2 September 2019

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