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With over 50 years of excellence in research, training, and service in the disaster community, the Disaster Research Center continues to pioneer advances in disaster research. 

DRC Supports...

DRC Faculty, Staff and Students at a bi-annual All hands Meeting (02/2017)

DRC Faculty, Staff and Students at a bi-annual All hands Meeting (02/2017)

Student Professionalism

DRC believes that students are essential to the Center's research and service mission. External grants typically support students to present work on funded projects. However, gifts to DRC allow us to support, additional graduate students to present their independent research and participate in meetings both in the US and abroad.

Preservation of Disaster Knowledge

DRC is committed to creating, gathering and disseminating disaster knowledge in dynamic and responsive ways. Because of donations made in support of the E.L.Q. Resource Collection, we add thousands of new items annually to the Resource Collection; support the studies of University of Delaware students from multiple disciplines, including Disaster Science and Management, Sociology, Public Policy, and Administration and Geography; and provide vital and unique research resources to scholars from around the world, both digitally and in person!

Quick Response Studies & Field Research Experience

Since its founding, DRC has been a leader in advancing the state of the art in disaster research and its scientifically guided practice. Students gain tremendous field experience through these deployments, and often they set the stage for future dissertation projects that make valuable contributions to science and practice. Donations made to DRC will help support field research travel for our students in the years to come.

Professor E.L. Quarantelli Memorial Funds

DRC Director Tricia Wachtendorf honoring the legacy of DRC co-Founder Dr. Enrico L. Quarantelli

DRC Director Tricia Wachtendorf honoring the legacy of DRC co-Founder Dr. Enrico L. Quarantelli at NEEDS 2018.

Professor Enrico L. Quarantelli established three funds to support disaster research, education, and scholarship. 

The E. L. Quarantelli Scholars in Disaster Social Science Research Endowment Fund

The Quarantelli Scholars Fund will help support University of Delaware students pursuing disaster-related studies in the social sciences.

The E. L. Quarantelli Field Research Endowment Fund

The Quarantelli Field Research Fund will help to continue Disaster Research Center's longstanding tradition of quick-response field work and other field deployments.

The E. L. Quarantelli Resource Collection

The collection is used and visited annually by scholars and officials from around the world. Donations to the resource collection, the world's largest specialized disaster library, will enable continued acquisition and preservation of disaster books, periodicals, articles, consultant reports, artifacts, and other items.

Professor Russell R. Dynes Memorial Fund

​Dr. Russell R. Dynes speaking at DRC's 50th Anniversary Workshop & Celebration (05/2014)

​Dr. Russell R. Dynes speaking at DRC's 50th Anniversary Workshop & Celebration (05/2014)

Professor Russell R. Dynes and his family established the Dr. Russell R. Dynes Fund for International Initiatives in Disaster Research

This fund supports a variety of activities that emphasize international activities and connections, including student research travel, support for international conferences and workshops, and other activities. Given Dr. Dynes's longstanding interest in international disaster research, and his many international experiences as a researcher and teacher, this fund will celebrate things he thought were important.

UD Giving

The University's secure site ensures that your credit card, along with all other information you submit, will be processed in a safe and protected environment. You may also make a gift online using a check. There are many ways to make a gift to DRC and UD. To learn more about giving to the University of Delaware:

Questions about your contribution?

If you have any questions about your donation, please contact the Office of Annual Giving. Email or call 866-535-4504 . 

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