EEFIT Research Grants

Annual grants supporting short-term projects that benefit earthquake disaster mitigation and post disaster reconnaissance efforts.

Topics for study

  • Hazard assessment

  • Post-disaster impact assessment

  • Field data collection tools

  • Post-disaster data assessment methods

  • Damage assessment techniques

  • Mitigation measures

  • Monitoring recovery and/or reconstruction

  • Assessing resilience

Projects on hazards related to earthquakes can also be funded under this scheme.

Applicants are welcomed from any country or organisation.


  • Your application should be submitted by the project lead

  • If you are an undergraduate, graduate or PhD student it should be submitted by your academic supervisor

  • Projects featuring multiple students are allowed

  • Each project should be submitted as a separate application. A single application featuring multiple projects will be disqualified and featured projects may be refused resubmission

Conditions of the grant

Grants will be issued in two installments of £750: the first immediately and the second on receipt of a project report of appropriate quality. If you need a larger first installment you can apply for an adjusted arrangement.

Applicants must either be a current EEFIT member or join EEFIT (with a subscription of £15 (if an IStructE or SECED member) or £20 (all others) to apply).

All applications will be reviewed by the EEFIT Management Committee and results will be announced by 8 August 2022.

More information

Please contact the EEFIT secretary.

Submit your application

Please refer to the scheme webpage for judging criteria.
An applicant's track record will be considered in the light of the length of their career. If a student has been identified for this project, then state their name in this section and append their short CV to this form.
Please provide a breakdown of costs. Where the grant is to support work that is part of a larger project - the applicant must explicitly state what the EEFIT funding relates to. Where match-funds have been secured, a letter of confirmation from the project partner should be appended as a PDF. Where match-funds will be sought post-award, target partners should be cited here.
Please outline work stages and time involved.
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Previous EEFIT Research Grant winners

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Optimal design of rubber joints for seismic protection of masonry-infilled frame structures

A report from a project funded by a 2019 EEFIT Research Grant winner.

Date ‐ 2 February 2022
Author ‐ Dr. Enrico Tubaldi, Mr. Prateek Kumar Dhir, Ms. Alessandra Orfeo
Price ‐ Free
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Multi-purpose open-source and low-cost seismic sensing

A report from a project funded by a 2018 EEFIT Research Grant.

Date ‐ 6 June 2019
Author ‐ M.A. Bravo-Haro and A. Y. Elghazouli
Price ‐ 0.00
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Nepal earthquake: seismic performance and post-earthquake reconstruction of stone masonry buildings

This report is an outcome of the analysis of data and information related to the damage and post-earthquake reconstruction of residential buildings, collected during the field survey by the authors, in light of 2015 Nepal earthquake sequence.

Date ‐ 18 October 2019
Author ‐ Rohit Kumar Adhikari and Dina D’Ayala
Price ‐ Free
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Seismic risk mitigation for the east African countries - case study: Salima, Malawi

A report from a project funded by a 2018 EEFIT Research Grant.

Date ‐ 18 October 2019
Author ‐ Viviana Novelli
Price ‐ Free