Allianz Climate Risk Award

Launched in 2017, the Allianz Climate Risk Award celebrates scientists at the start of their career whose work sheds light on the nexus between climate change and extreme weather events. 
Reducing the risk of extreme weather events that are intensified by climate change; 
Fostering resilience by applying technological solutions. 
Ten candidates are shortlisted by a jury and their work is published in a Compendium. Out of the 10, three are invited to Munich, Germany, to present their research at an awards ceremony. The finalists all receive funding to support their research.
Core of your application is a brief (max. 800 words) non-technical essay that outlines your current research idea and highlights central findings. As guidance, you may refer to the selection criteria stated above. 
To submit your application, please simply send the filled out and signed forms (to the right or below, depending on your device) as well as the required supporting documents (essay, CV, reference letter) to We're looking forward to receiving your application and wish you good luck!
The finalists of the 2023 Climate Risk Award were Samuel Lüthi, Tri Atmaja, Jasper Verschuur, Julian Hofmann (winner).
  • Call for papers – July 1, 2024
  • Submission deadline – August 31, 2024
  • Announcement of the finalists – late September 2024
  • Award event – November 26, 2024
  • Innovation: Research  project is focused on a compelling approach for assessing risks of natural catastrophes and how new technologies can help mitigate these risks and foster resilient societies
  • Impact: Research project can make a difference on the current insurance practice and/or advance current practices around  societal resilience
  • Applicability: Research project addresses a relevant problem and is ideally connected to a practical solution
  • Academic excellence: Sound research approach and methodology
  • A jury of experts, drawn from industry and academic, select the recipients
  • Application form, signed declaration form, essay based on research and letter of recommendation must be sent by the deadline
  • 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

Supporting documents consist of:

  • Two-page non-technical essay based on their research
  • A letter of recommendation from the candidate's academic mentor 
  • Filled and signed declaration form
  • Completed application form
  • We welcome the three finalists to travel to Munich, Germany, for the Award's event. Allianz Re will cover all travel costs (please refer to FAQs, which will be available as of July 1, 2024)
  • Eagerness to be part of internal and external communication around the Award (e.g. interviews)
All application materials will be available from July 1, 2024.
The Era of Resilience: Mitigating Climate Risk
Thumb of the compendium cover
Confronting Climate Change
A Glimpse of Tomorrow
Weathering the Storms
The Allianz Climate Risk Research Award

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