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Friday, June 18, 2010

AXA Fellowship and NFPA Scholarship go to Edinburgh fire researchers

Congratulations to Adam and Jamie!

Dr Adam Cowlard was awarded a 2010 Post-doctoral Fellowships from AXA Research Fund for a proposal to study the burning behaviour of wildland fuels and improve wildfire risk calculations. AXA grants are to "uphold the emergence of the world's scientific leaders".


Jamie Stern-Gottfried is the recipient of the 2010 David B. Gratz Scholarship from the National Fire Protection Association in USA. The funds ($5000 USD) are to travel to international conferences overseas and present his thesis work on the role of travelling fires in the structural design of large buildings. This is the fourth Gratz Scholarship that goes to Edinburgh since it was created in 1997.
This scholarship is named for David B. Gratz, the NFPA’s first executive director for international operations, a position he held for 22 years. The scholarship is awarded to recognize the growth of fire science and fire engineering programs. The award was covered by Security Info Watch News.