2016 Shah Family Innovation Prize: Call for Nominations


Do you know a young academic or professional making a difference in reducing global earthquake risk? EERI members are encouraged to nominate candidates from government, private firms, academia, and the international community for the 2016 Shah Family Innovation Prize.

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. Candidates must be less than 35 years of age on January 1, 2017.

Submit your nominations for the Shah Family Innovation Prize online by November 15, 2016 at https://www.eeri.org/cohost/registration/2016-shah-prize-nominations

For more information about the required nomination package, selection criteria, and past winners, visit https://www.eeri.org/about-eeri/honors-awards/shah-family-innovation-prize/

The 2016 Shah Family Innovation Prize Selection Committee: Patricia Grossi, Independent Consultant (Chair); Jack Baker, Stanford University; Stacy Bartoletti, Degenkolb Engineers; Glenn Rix, Geosyntec Consultants; and Emily So, University of Cambridge.