Travel Awards

A limited number of travel awards will be available to undergraduate and graduate students and post-doctoral members of The Meteoritical Society. The purpose of the financial support is to enable conference participation of early career researchers with limited sources of funding.


Applicants must be:
1) A member of The Meteoritical Society.
2) The sole or first author of a submitted abstract.
3) The presenter of the talk/poster.

To apply, applicants must:
1) Submit an abstract as sole or senior author.
2) Complete the application.
3) Provide a brief resume/curriculum vitae (CV) (maximum one page).


The application form can be found here. All travel grant applications and related materials must be submitted no later than May 10th, 2022 (one day after the abstract deadline).


Grant applicants will be notified of the Travel Award Committee's decision on June 24th, 2022 or shortly thereafter. Please read the description and instructions for each award application carefully before submitting.


Further questions can be directed to the Chair of the Travel Award Committee, Dr. Sammy Griffin: sammy.griffin at glasgow.ac.uk.

Anticipated awards for the 2022 MetSoc:


The Barringer Crater Company Travel Award for graduate and undergraduate students (Open to all nationalities). Applicants must be members of The Meteoritical Society*.


The 2022 Brian Mason Awards for students ($1500 USD), sponsored by the International Meteorite Collectors Association (IMCA) (Open to all nationalities). If selected for this award, the student must submit a ~2500-word popular article based on his/her research for publication in Meteorite Times by October, 2022, and an essay for IMCA's newsletter, Insights. Applicants must be members of The Meteoritical Society*.


The Darryl Pitt/Macovic Collection Travel Award for students (Open to all nationalities). Applicants must also be members of The Meteoritical Society*.


The NASA Planetary Sciences Division Travel Grants (Open to qualified students enrolled in programs at U.S. institutions).


The O. Richard Norton Fund for students and early career scientists (PhD 2018-2022) (Open to all nationalities): This fund was established in 2017 to honour the memory of science author and public educator O. Richard Norton, and is supported by John H. and Dorothy Norton Kashuba. The award provides scientists with transportation assistance to Meteoritical Society annual meetings to present papers and posters. The award recipients must be members of the Society* and must be first authors on a paper or poster. Preference will be given to Early Career Researchers.


The Elsevier Travel Award for early career scientists (PhD received 2018-2022) (Open to all nationalities). Applicants must be members of The Meteoritical Society*.


The TIM Fund (Travel for International Members): This fund supports travel to the Society's Annual Meeting by scientists who are Society members from countries with limited financial resources. Applications for these funds must be accompanied by a letter explaining the need for the funds, information about any prior awards from the Society, and a budget for this travel. The awards are based on the perceived merit of the contribution of the applicant to the Annual Meeting and to the field of meteoritics. Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received funds from the Society, although second applications may be considered.


The Meteoritical Society Travel Awards for early career scientists (PhD received 2018–2022) (Open to all nationalities). Applicants must also be members 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. Annual Membership with M&PS online access is $80 and Student Membership with M&PS online access is $40.

The David B. Gheesling Trust Award

The David B. Gheesling Trust was established to promote Dave’s love for the planetary sciences, particularly his fondness for space exploration. The DBG Trust is proud to provide two scholarships for the 2022 annual Meteoritical Society meeting. The Trust will offer one award in the amount of $2500.00 for a qualified student from a developing country and a second award in the amount of $2500.00 for a qualified student studying in the United States.

 

The students selected for these awards must submit a short article based on his or her specific area of research and passion for that research to be published in the IMCA’s newsletter. Additionally, the candidate will provide a short video submission at the conclusion of the conference detailing what it meant to attend the event.