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IDEAAL DR2 applications from graduate students and early-career researchers are due March 29

University of Washington campus pictured during summerThe Center for Disaster Resilient Communities has opened the annual application period for its summer training program, Increasing Diversity in and Equitable Access to Applied Learning in Disaster Research Response: IDEAAL DR2, with applications due on March 29, 2024. This program offers training in environmental and public health disaster research methods and skills for up to 25 advanced graduate students and early career hazards and disaster researchers from across the United States.

IDEAAL DR2 offers online pre-course training not to exceed 20 hours over the course of two months, plus a week of in-person instruction at the University of Washington campus in Seattle. Activities include monthly training workshops and peer learning group meetings in the year following the in-person week to support participants’ individual research projects.

As part of the program, the CDRC is collaborating on the recruitment of Fellows with the Bill Anderson Fund (BAF), the premiere nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting underrepresented minority scholars in hazards and disaster research. Each year, five BAF IDEAAL Fellows will be matched with dedicated advisors, also recruited in partnership with the BAF, and granted an annual stipend to design and implement a collaborative research project leading to a publishable manuscript over the course of the year.

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