Student Assistance


A limited number of student scholarships are available to help defray the costs of participating in the workshop and short course. These scholarships are made available by the generous support of our sponsoring organizations.

Student scholarships cover expenses related to workshop attendance, up to a maximum level. Funds spent beyond the stated award must be covered by other sources. Travel reimbursements will be awarded competitively based on a student’s proposed level of participation in the workshop (paper presentation, poster presentation, or attendance only) and a letter of recommendation from the student’s research advisor. Priority will be given to those students who are presenting material at the workshop.

If you have questions about the scholarship application process for U.S. students, contact Stephen Ruffin (


Request Deadline HAS PASSED.

Consult the accommodations page for housing details for IPPW-11.

There will be a dedicated, fun student social event on Sunday, June 15, 2014, details of which will be provided when available. Additional events are being prepared during the week of IPPW-11. Attendance at these events is optional, but encouraged and highly beneficial!

Additional Travel Assistance

Soffen Memorial Fund Travel Grants

The Gerald A. Soffen Memorial Fund will provide two Travel Grant application opportunities in 2014 for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies in fields of space science and engineering. The Travel Grants, in the amount of $500, enable student recipients to attend professional meetings to present their research.  The first application deadline is May 15, 2014. 
The electronic application materials and instructions are located on the Soffen Fund website:
Questions regarding the application or application process may be sent to:

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