LPI Career Development Award

Career Development Award Winners Announced New

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) is proud to announce its tenth LPI Career Development Award, which is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. applicants. This award will be given to graduate students who have submitted a first-author abstract for presentation at the 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC).

A travel stipend of $1000.00 will be awarded to the top applicants to help cover travel expenses for attending the LPSC in March. Awards will be based on a review of the application materials by a panel of lunar and planetary scientists.

Applications must include:

  • Letter outlining why the applicant would like to participate at LPSC and what he/she will contribute to the conference
  • Letter of recommendation from his/her research advisor
  • Copy of the first-author abstract
  • Curriculum vitae for the applicant
  • The application deadline will be Friday, January 13, 2017

Please be aware that citizens of U.S. State Department Designated Countries are not eligible.

Applications and ALL accompanying materials must be submitted electronically. All documents listed above will need to be uploaded in text or PDF format.

NOTE:  Applicants should be aware that the selected award recipients will be expected to provide a few hours (no more than four) of volunteer service during the conference. The assigned duties will be general in nature, and will include such tasks as distributing registration materials, restocking conference materials and supplies, helping clean up/reset the poster area at the conclusion of the poster sessions, etc. Awardees will be contacted by the LPSC student volunteer coordinator to schedule specific times of service after travel plans have been finalized. Submission of an application implies that the applicant has read and agrees to comply with these terms.

To apply:

Career Development Award Application Form 

Questions should be directed to:

Claudia Bellard
3600 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston TX 77058-1113
cbellard@hou.usra.edu