TRAVEL GRANTS AND AWARDS

All travel grant applications and related materials must be sent to Linda Garcia (LPI) at MtgAwards@hou.usra.edu no later than May 9, 2018. If you want to apply for a travel grant, please download the special travel grant application form using the “DOWNLOAD PDF” button below. THE DEADLINE FOR TRAVEL GRANT APPLICATIONS HAS PASSED. Congratulations to successful travel grant applicants! (confirmation emails has already been sent to all successful travel grant applicants). 

A number of student, young career scientist, and presentation awards will be available to attendees of the Annual Meeting.

Graduate and undergraduate students, as well as young scientists who graduated in the 2014-2018 period, are eligible to apply.

Applicants must be the sole or senior author of their abstract, and must be the presenter of a contribution. The awards are competitive and based on merit, as gauged by the Travel Award Committee from abstract submissions. The purpose of these grants is to encourage those with limited sources of funding to attend the meeting.

Grant applicants will be notified of the decision after the program is finalized (June 7, 2018). You do not have to restrict your travel award application to only one scheme, rather you can apply for all grants that you may qualify for.

Travel award applications can be made on special Student Application or Early Career Scientist Application Forms. Ensure that you indicate that you fulfill the requirements for each award plan for which you would like to apply. Click the Icon Below to view and download our Travel Application in PDF

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Travel Grants & Awards

Generous travel support has been provided by the Barringer Crater Company for graduate and undergraduate students from any country. Applicants must be members of The Meteoritical Society*.

We are in process to obtain a grant for travel bursaries for Early Career Scientists (PhD degrees gained between 2013 and 2018) from any country has been made available for the first time for 2016 by the Elsevier Publishing Company. Applicants must be members of The Meteoritical Society*.

We are in process of obtaining 2018 Brian Mason Awards ($1,500 each) sponsored by Meteorite Times Magazine and the International Meteorite Collectors Association (IMCA) for students from any country. If selected for such an award, the student must submit a ~2500-word popular article based on their own research for publication in Meteorite Times by 1 October 2018, and an essay for IMCA’s newsletter, Insights. Applicants must be members of The Meteoritical Society*.

We are in the process of obtaining travel support for two applicants sponsored by the Planetary Studies Foundation ($ 1,000 each). Applicants must be US citizens. Applicants must also be members of The Meteoritical Society*.

We are in process of obtaining the O. Richard Norton Award for students and early career scientists (The fund was established in 2017 to honor the memory of science author and public educator O. Richard Norton, and is supported by John H. and Dorothy Norton Kashuba). Applicants must also be members of The Meteoritical Society*.

Meteoritical Society Travel Awards: A total of $4,000 for International Members with limited financial resources (low-income countries) is available through the Meteoritical Society’s TIM Fund. In addition, $6,000 will be awarded competitively to students and Early Career Scientists (PhD gained between 2013 and 2018) from any country. Applicants must be members of The Meteoritical Society*.

We are in the process of obtaining travel support from The Planetary Sciences Division of NASA for a limited number of students to attend the 81th Annual Meeting of The Meteoritical Society. Student travel support through this grant will be restricted to qualified students enrolled in programs at U.S. institutions. Awards will be made without regard to age, gender or other disqualified characteristics. A qualified applicant must be the first (or sole) author of an abstract accepted for presentation at the meeting. 

Presentation Awards (cannot be applied for): Gordon A. McKay Award ($1000) for best oral presentation and four Wiley Awards ($500 each) for outstanding presentations by students will be voted on by a committee. Applicant must be a student at the time of the meeting and submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation. Applicants must be a member of The Meteoritical Society*.

*If you are not a student member of The Meteoritical Society, you can become a member before the submission of your abstract. Click here to become a member. The organizers strongly recommend to Become a  Member instead of registering as a Non-member. Annual Membership with Meteoritics & Planetary Science (MAPS) online access is $80 and Student Membership  with MAPS online access is $40.