Apply to Join the CHEER Hub!

Now Accepting Applications for the 2024 CHEER Summer Scholars Program

A few highlights:

  • Program dates: June 17 to July 25, 2024
  • $6000 stipend plus travel and housing provided
  • Undergraduates apply here
  • Applications are due Friday, March 15, 2024

Community resilience to hurricane wind and flood damage remains challenging to achieve in practice, especially when considering the issues of equity, economic prosperity, and climate change. The National Science Foundation-funded Coastal Hazards, Equity, Economic prosperity, and Resilience (CHEER) Hub has been established to address this challenge. 

For more information, visit the CHEER Hub website

We are seeking undergraduate scholars to join this interdisciplinary team. Fields of interest include engineering, social sciences, emergency management, or other disciplines related to hurricanes, flooding, equity, structural resilience, climate, recovery, insurance, public policy, and planning. There will be a cohort of three undergraduate scholars and three graduate scholars for a six-week on-campus summer research experience at East Carolina University.


$6,000 stipend, plus travel and housing provided. 


Monday, June 17th to Thursday, July 25th

Site: East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

Scholars will be housed in on-campus apartments, each person with a private bedroom. 

participants will visit communities across eastern North Carolina with experience preparing for, enduring, and recovering from hurricanes. 

Research Opportunities and Expectations

This is an exciting opportunity to participate in convergent research that is making a difference in the lives and communities of people at risk from hurricanes. 

Professional development and research training

You will be part of a cohort of undergraduate and graduate students who will:

  • Have professional development experiences
  • Meet other students and researchers to enhance your network
  • Work closely with faculty mentors to develop and apply your discipline-based knowledge
  • Receive training on research tools you need to fulfill program expectations
  • Develop a project that enhances and highlights your research skills 
  • Summarize your work at the end of the program with a presentation or poster 

Examples of past research projects

  • Examining the impact of hurricanes and flooding risk on the housing market.
  • Describing the roles and responsibilities of local, state, and federal government during each disaster phase
  • Closing the gap: examining hurricane recovery through an equity lens
  • Engaging communities in hurricane preparedness
  • Understanding decision-making, displacement, and recovery dynamics

Apply for Summer 2024

For more information, see HERE or email us.

Prior Scholars’ Feedback

“I think the interactions with people and relationships formed with my peers and the faculty we interacted with were very valuable. I loved learning from people with different backgrounds and perspectives. This program has impacted me in a great way. It has helped me grow as a person and has helped me solidify my own educational and research interests.”

“Thank you, thank you, thank you! This program was so amazing. I wouldn’t have wanted to spend my summer any other way. I truly feel this developed my professional career, I had so much fun with the professors and students and being able to present made me feel so proud. So, thank you for this opportunity!”

“I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and think this was a great program! CHEER has helped me in so many ways, and I’m eager to continue this important work.”

Apply by March 15, 2024!