Foundations in Disaster Recovery Scholarships

Applications have now closed

About the Scholarship



AWE and the University of Melbourne are pleased to offer three Scholarship for the 2024 Foundations of Disaster Recovery short course.

One Scholarship is available to AWE members for each of the three dates that the course will be held in 2024:

  • May
  • August
  • October

About the Foundations in Disaster Recovery short course

The University of Melbourne Foundations in Disaster Recovery short course has been specifically designed for practitioners, volunteers and community members who are (or will be) working in post-disaster settings. The course focuses on supporting learners to deepen their understanding of disaster recovery and using evidence-based materials to support practice.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand key principles of disaster recovery
  • Increase confidence in accessing and using research evidence
  • Understand disaster impacts and their interconnected nature
  • Build a network of peers

Course modules:

  • Module 1: Understanding recovery
  • Module 2: Understanding disaster impacts
  • Module 3: Bringing theory and practice together
  • Module 4: Multiple disasters

Most of the content will be self-paced online learning, with one real time online meeting, one real time webinar and a one day in-person workshop (optional).

The one day in person workshop will be held on week 3 of the course. Attendance at this workshop is optional but is strongly encouraged for participants to get the most out of their learning experience.

Please note this Scholarship covers the cost of the workshop but does not cover travel and accommodation.

Selection Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be a member of the Australasian Women in Emergencies (AWE) Network
  • Provide a statement about why they are applying.

The successful applicant will be selected based on their membership and on their statement.


Applications for the May course have now closed.


For information about the Foundations in Disaster Recovery course please click here

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