Shah Family Innovation Prize: Nominations for next prize will open in Fall 2014

Do you know a young academic or professional making a difference in reducing global earthquake risk? Members are encouraged to nominate candidates for the Shah Family Innovation Prize from government, private firms, academia, and the international community.

The Shah Family Innovation Prize was created with a substantial gift to the EERI Endowment Fund by the Haresh C. Shah family of Stanford, California. The intent of the prize is to stimulate further creativity and leadership in the earthquake risk mitigation community and EERI.

The selection process recognizes a combination of past accomplishments and future potential, emphasizing creative and innovative thinkers who have demonstrated at early stages in their careers the potential to make major contributions. EERI membership is not required for either the nominator or candidate, although it is strongly encouraged. For the 2014 prize, candidates must be less than 35 years of age on January 1, 2015.

Nominations for the 2014 Shah Innovation Prize will be accepted starting in the fall 2014. The opening of the nomination period will be announced in The Pulse and on the EERI website.

For more information about the required nomination package, selection criteria, and past winners, visit