Allianz Climate Risk Research Award

Research Award Compendium

The Allianz Climate Risk Research Award supports scientific research that improves our understanding of climate change-related risks. The compendium is a compilation of selected essays from participants of the 2019 edition. 
To download the compendium, please click here.

Launched in 2017, the Allianz Climate Risk Research Award acknowledges and rewards young scientists whose works shed light on the nexus between climate change and the extreme weather events that threaten millions of livelihoods and present ways these populations could be better protected. It targets PhD candidates and Post-Doctoral researchers whose research focuses on:


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

Applications are usually received from all over the world. Ten candidates are shortlisted by a jury and their work is published in a Compendium. Out of the ten, four are invited to Munich, Germany, to present their research at the awards ceremony.

In addition to having all expenses paid for, all four finalists received cash prizes to support their research. 

Further information


  • Call for papers: planned for June 2020, exact date to be announced
  • Dealine for submission: TBA
  • Four finalists announced: TBA 
  • Award event in Munich: TBA
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
Selection process

  • A jury of experts, drawn from industry and academic, select the recipients.  
  • The next call for application is planned for June 2020
Submission requirements

  • 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
  • Completed application for 
  • Supporting documents consists of:
  • Research summary
  • A letter of recommendation from the candidate's academic mentor 
  • Filled and signed declaration doem 
  • We welcome the four finalists to travel to Munich-Germany for the Award's event. Allianz Re will cover all travel costs (please refer to FAQ)
  • Eagerness to be part of internal and external communication around the Award (e.g. interviews)
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If you have any questions regarding your application, please send an e-mail to: research-award[at]allianz[dot]com

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions section.

Thank you!

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