Launched in 2015, the CCR Cat Nat Prize rewards a doctoral thesis in the area of knowledge of natural disaster risks as well as the application of such knowledge to insurance and to risk prevention.

With this initiative, CCR seeks to promote, support and encourage innovative, in-depth and original research work. The aim is to provide a better understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject.

The CCR Outstanding Thesis Award is open to applicants from all European countries and is awarded to a winner selected by a jury composed of academics and experts from the research and insurance community, and CCR representatives.

To be eligible, applicants must have defended a thesis between July 1st, 2020 and December 31st, 2021.

The award will be presented at the 13th CCR CAT Day in June 2022. The French market event is recognised by insurers and the scientific community as a place for rich exchanges on the knowledge of catastrophic risks and their consequences.

On this occasion, the winner will present his or her work and will be awarded an endowment of 5,000 euros. His or her thesis report will then be made available on the JRC institutional website.

Applications must be received on or before March 31st, 2022.

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