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Early Career Venus Scholars


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Student Opportunities


2015 NASA Planetary Science Summer School New
NASA is accepting applications from science and engineering post-docs, recent PhDs, and doctoral students for its 27th Annual Planetary Science Summer School, which will be held in one single session in summer 2015 (August 10-14 only) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.  

Conferences (2015)


46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC)

March 16–20, 2015

The Woodlands, TX, USA


Venus Science Priorities for Laboratory Measurements and Instrument Definition Workshop

April 7–8, 2015

Hampton, VA, USA


Comparative Tectonics and Geodynamics of Venus, Earth, and Rocky Exoplanets Meeting

May 4–6,2015

Keck Center, Caltech

Pasadena, CA 



Surface Expressions of Volcanism and Associated Tectonism on Venus and Implications for Interior Dynamics

May 3–7  2015

Montreal Canada

Abstracts due January 14, 2015


Comparative Climatology of Terrestrial Planets Conference II

September 8–11, 2015  

hosted by NASA Ames Research Center

Moffett Field, California, USA

Early Career Scholars Opportunities


The Venus Science Priorities for Laboratory Measurements and Instrument Definition Workshop, to be held April 7-8, 2015 in Hampton, VA (see above) has received generous support from Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems  to provide travel grants to qualified students who are first authors of an abstract to be presented at the meeting. In order to be considered for one of these grants, students must:


  1. Respond positively to the travel grant question on the electronic abstract submission form. Abstracts are due
    January 22, 2015.
  2. Provide a letter of recommendation from your advisor to Dr. Tibor Kremic (

These travel grants will be awarded by the workshop program committee primarily based on the quality of the abstract submitted. Students who would be dependent on travel assistance through one of these grants should not pay the registration fee or make travel arrangements until they have been notified about whether or not they have received an award. 


The Comparative Tectonics and Geodynamics of Venus, Earth, and Rocky Exoplanets Meeting (see above) may

have limited student travel support for U.S. citizens or legal residents.


Student travel applications should include the following information: 


(1) A one-page description of how your participation in the meeting will benefit

      (a) you professionally and

      (b) NASA’s goals of planetary exploration, particularly Venus; 

(2) A copy of your submitted abstract; 

(3) Your resume;

(4) A statement of endorsement from a faculty member.


Student travel applications are due on the same date as the abstracts (February 26), but all application materials should be sent to the conveners (Sue Smrekar,, and Bob Grimm, Applicants will be notified of the selections by March 12. Questions about these awards can be submitted to the conveners.


NASA Postdoctoral Fellowships


The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) offers scientists and engineers unique opportunities to conduct research

at NASA Centers. Each NPP fellowship opportunity is designed to advance NASA research in a specific project

related to space science, earth science, aeronautics, exploration systems, lunar science, astrobiology, or

astrophysics. Applications are accepted three times each year: March 1, July 1, and November 1.

NASA Postdoctoral Program



Venus Opportunities


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