Travel Grant and Ortwin Renn Prize

Travel Grants

Three travel grants were offered to early career professionals (1000 Euros) to attend the 32nd SRA-E conference in Athens, Greece. Early career professionals (less than 10 years after MSc degree) were required to submit the following no later than February 7th, 2024:

  • An abstract through the standard abstract submission procedure of the conference
  • 1) The abstract, 2) a short CV (1 page) and 3) a motivation letter (1 page, describing the motivation for wishing to attend the conference and a declaration that no other funds are available to attend the conference) in a single pdf file to the following e-mail address: [email protected] (subject header “SRA Europe travel grants”)

Decisions about the travel grant were taken by the end of February and applicants were informed through their e-mail address. Pre-conditions for eligibility were an accepted abstract and the completeness of the submitted documents. The evaluation was done by members of the scientific committee and was based on the quality of the submitted documents.

Reimbursement will take place after the conference and only if the applicant participated in the conference. Any questions about the travel grant can be directed to [email protected].

Ortwin Renn Prize

Step 1 – Shortlisting of abstracts - A short list of abstracts out of 201 in total was compiled on the basis of the comments and proposals of the reviewers (all of them members of the Scientific Committee of the Conference).

Step 2 - Top 3 selection - The Awards Committee composed of five members (three members from the Board and two members from the Local Organizing Committee) selected the top 3 presentations (one winner + two runners-up) by attending in person the 33 oral presentations of the shortlist during the conference. The selection criteria were the following:

  • Relevance with respect to the conference theme “Risk in Time and Space”
  • Pan-European added value
  • Clear aim and research questions / entirety of the work (i.e. a presentation making clear reference to objectives, methodology and results)
  • Strong link to risk theory
  • Clear reference to the connection / feedback between theory and practice
  • Novelty / originality in terms of the objectives set and/or the methodology followed
  • Overall presentation quality