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Resources for Early-Career Researchers and Engineers

LEAG provides support for early-career researchers interested in lunar science and exploration. Several opportunities are available for the 2023 Annual Meeting and are listed below. For more information about the role of early-career participation in LEAG, contact the Early-Career Representative of the Executive Committee, Sarah Valencia ([email protected]).

Featured Early-Career Research Presentation
To help showcase the research being done by the early-career community, we will select a contributed abstract from an early-career author (current student or within seven years of terminal degree) for a featured oral presentation. This presentation will be given on day 1 of the meeting (August 1, 2023) and introduced by the LEAG Chair. To nominate your abstract for the Featured Early-Career Research Presentation, check the appropriate box on the abstract submission form.

Travel Support
Several opportunities are available for travel support for early-career researchers, from current undergraduates to those within seven years of earning their PhD (or terminal degree). For details and eligibility, see the Awards tab.

Advocacy and Networking
LEAG partnered with the Next-Generation Lunar Scientists and Engineers group to encourage collaboration and discussion across the lunar community. NextGen will organize an annual early-career networking lunch during the LEAG meeting. Please direct any questions to the LEAG Liaison, Sarah Valencia ([email protected]).

LEAG Meeting Mentoring
Early-career participants at the 2023 Annual Meeting will have the opportunity to be paired with mentors from the lunar community.

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).