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The LEAG Bernard Ray Hawke Next Lunar Generation Career Development Awards, sponsored by SSERVI

Dr. B. Ray Hawke of the University of Hawaii was a pillar of the lunar exploration community. Dr. Hawke did pioneering work integrating results from Apollo samples with remote sensing results and, more recently, was a valuable member of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter science team. As a peerless educator, Dr. Hawke taught and mentored students at the University of Hawaii and around the world. Dr. Hawke was a fearless advocate for lunar exploration and worked tirelessly to promote lunar industrial development and lay the intellectual foundation for a lunar outpost.

The LEAG Bernard Ray Hawke Next Lunar Generation Career Development Award, sponsored by SSERVI, honors his legacy of scientific achievement, exploration advocacy, and mentorship by providing travel support for up to three early career researchers who submit a first-author abstract to attend the annual LEAG meeting, and in so doing, help these early career researchers grow as productive members of the lunar exploration community. "Early career" is defined as a graduate student, post-doctoral researcher, or someone within 5 years of receiving their PhD.”

Deadline for application is extended to Monday, August 7, 2017, 5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Daylight Time (GMT -5) (same as the abstract deadline). To apply, please send an email to dmitchell@hou.usra.edu with "LEAG Bernard Ray Hawke Next Lunar Generation Career Development Award Application” as the subject. In the email please state the following:

  • Name
  • Status (grad student, post-doc, etc.)
  • PhD Year (if applicable)
  • Name of advisor (if applicable)
  • Title of the abstract


Applicant abstracts will be evaluated by the program committee and selected based on relevance to the meeting goals. You will be notified by e-mail prior to the meeting if you were selected for assistance.

Note: All electronic submission forms are part of the Meeting Portal, which requires users to set up a personal profile to access our electronic forms (setting up a profile is quick and easy, requiring only a few minutes of your time).