Graduate Students Eligible for the LPI Career Development Award
November 29, 2007
The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) is proud to announce its first LPI Career Development Award. This award will be given to four graduate students who have submitted a first-author abstract for presentation at the 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC).
A travel stipend of $750 will be awarded to the top four applicants to help cover their travel expenses for attending the LPSC in March.
The application deadline for the LPI Career Development Award is January 15, 2008. Applications should be directed to
Dr. Stephen Mackwell
c/o Carol Richardson
3600 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston TX 77058-1113
Applications must include:
- Letter outlining why the applicant would like to participate at the LPSC and what he or she will contribute to the conference
- Letter of recommendation from his or her research advisor
- Copy of the first-author abstract
- Curriculum Vita for the applicant
The 39th LPSC will be held at the South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center in League City, Texas. An average of 1500 lunar and planetary scientists from all over the world gather each year for the annual meeting, which has gained the reputation of being the premiere gathering place for lunar and planetary scientists.
“The LPSC is clearly the ‘must-attend’ meeting of the year,” said Dr. Walter Kiefer, staff scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute. “Not only is it the place to get caught up on all the research that’s been done over the last year, but it provides the best venue at which to have your work presented to the widest and most interested audience.”
The LPI maintains a highly focused education effort chartered to engage, excite, and educate the public about lunar and planetary science and invests in the development of future generations of lunar and planetary scientists. The LPI Career Development Award has been provided from the generous endowments that the LPI has received over the past year from those in the community who are equally committed to the education of students in lunar and planetary science.
Last updated January 29, 2008