Lloyd's of London

The Fulbright Lloyd's of London Award allows academics and professionals to pursue research in any discipline related to risk at any accredited US university.

This grant covers any appropriate 3-12 month project.

Preference will be given to projects lasting 6-12 months. Those lasting less than 6 months will be considered providing justification is made for the shorter time period in the application project statement.

The Lloyd’s of London insurance awards are funded by Lloyd’s Tercentenary Research Foundation, a charitable trust established by Lloyd’s in 1988 to commemorate its 300th anniversary. Since its beginnings in a coffee house in 1688 Lloyd’s has been a pioneer in insurance and has grown to become the world’s leading market for specialist insurance. Offering an unrivalled concentration of underwriting expertise and talent it provides the world with innovative and individual insurance solutions.

For 20 years Lloyd’s Tercentenary Research Foundation provided post-doctoral fellowships in the fields of engineering, science, medicine, business and the environment. Today it continues to fund top-flight academic research through collaborating with the Fulbright Commission and academic institutions.

Suggested research areas include but are not limited to:

  • Big data analytics/machine learning: how can these emerging technologies be harnessed to improve the understanding of risk?
  • Climate change: mitigation and management of risk
  • Cyber risk: how do we begin to quantify potential systemic exposures?
  • Digitisation, automation, artificial intelligence and robotic systems
  • Earthquake/volcanic activity: methodologies for assessing the economic and social impacts
  • Energy risks and insurance: development of green technology and related risks, eg offshore windfarms
  • Geographic information systems and remote sensing: how can these be harnessed to deliver risk transfer solutions for developing countries?
  • Human disasters such as epidemics and famines
  • Risk accumulation over multiple extreme natural events
  • Political risk: frameworks for measuring political stability and the likelihood of trade disruption
  • Reputational harm: frameworks for measuring threats and exposures
  • Social media and insurance
  • Understanding liability risk across geographic and political boundaries and globally interconnected supply chains
  • Understanding risk in data poor environments

Grant amount

  • $5,000 per month

This is intended as a contribution towards any institutional fees and accommodation & maintenance costs while in the USA.