Allianz Climate Risk Research Award 2020 (Win Cash prizes & trip to Munich)

Allianz Climate Risk Research Award 2020 (Win Cash prizes & trip to Munich)

Deadline: August 31, 2020

Applications are open for the Allianz Climate Risk Research Award 2020. The Allianz Climate Risk Research Award supports scientific research that improves their understanding of climate change-related risks.

The 2020 Award focuses on how science can help insurers deal with extreme weather and climate risks. The Award is intended to support researchers whose research focuses on:

  • Reducing the risk of extreme weather events that are intensified by climate change;
  • Fostering resilience by applying technological solutions.


The four finalists receive:

  • Monetary award:
    • EUR 7,000 First finalist
    • EUR 5,000 Second finalist
    • EUR 3,000 Third finalist
    • EUR 2,000 Fourth finalist
  • Invitation for a one-day Award event in Munich with all costs covered
  • Exposure of the finalists’ research projects on the website
  • Exclusive insights into the insurance industry’s work on climate change and extreme weather events
  • Participation in a discussion round with the Award’s jury, experts and other guests from Allianz Group and academia.


  • Open to 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 should be applicable to focus and topic of Award.

Selection Criteria

  • 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


Supporting documents consists 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

Send all documents stated above as attachments together with the application form to r[email protected]

For more information, see FAQs and visit Allianz Climate Risk Research Award.