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Hazard Hackathon – Stipend Application ! OPEN NOW !

16. May 2024

Where and when: Wageningen University, Netherlands – 14th to 18th October 2024

nextGEMS offers up to 15 stipends for participation in the Hazard Hackathon to support young scientists (at Master and PhD student level) from outside the project.

Application deadline: 15 June, 2024.
-> quicklink to registration & application

What is a nextGEMS hackathon?

nextGEMS is an European project that follows a new approach to climate modelling with global storm-resolving Earth-system Models. The project members meet regularly at hackathons to collaboratively analyse the latest model runs, exchange ideas and develop new ways forward.

We would like to include universities and research groups, especially from regions with less of a tradition in climate science. External participants applying for a stipend will be organized in teams to work on an Application Challenge Problem. This time around, the focus will be on the application of data and climate models in the context of natural hazards. As the Storms & Land theme is inviting us to meet in Wageningen, the main themes are fire weather, (urban) heat extremes, and extreme precipitation. As always, everyone is invited to bring their own subject as well. nextGEMS scientists, as well as experts from the field, will supervise and support the hackathon teams.

If you haven’t been to a hackathon, have a look at past hackathons to get an impression of the atmosphere during our previous meetings.

Who can apply?

We welcome young scientists with a strong interest in climate science or Earth system informatics!

Eligibility criteria:

  • Master or PhD students in either physics, geophysical science, computer science, or marine biology (ideally fisheries), or applicants from African countries, whose research relates to the hazards sector.
  • The application shall be supported by a supervisor.
  • Applicants must be able to communicate comfortably in English.
  • Experince and familiarity with large data analysis, using Python or similar, is preferred.

What is included?

The hackathon participation is free and includes coffee breaks, lunches and a dinner. Additional travel and accommodation costs (incl. breakfast) up to €1000 are available per stipend.

How to apply?

Before applying for a hackathon stipend, please prepare the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV (max 2 pages)
  • Proof of current enrollment and latest BSc / MSc certificates
  • Letter of support from a supervisor or equivalent, stating the relevance of the applicant’s participation

Information on the hackathon, as well as registration details, can be found on the event website.

During the registration, please indicate that you apply for a hackathon stipend. Following the respective check-box, please upload the documents listed above in one single (concatenated) PDF file.

Application deadline is 15 June, 2024.
We will let you know as soon as possile whether we can arrange for your hackathon participation in Wageningen.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with the nextGEMS project office.

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