Graduate Students Eligible for the LPI Career Development Award

November 7, 2014

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) is proud to announce its eighth LPI Career Development Award, which is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. applicants. This award will be given to graduate students who have submitted a first-author abstract for presentation at the 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC).

A travel stipend of $1000.00 will be awarded to the top applicants to help cover travel expenses for attending the LPSC in March. Awards will be based on a review of the application materials by a panel of lunar and planetary scientists.

The application deadline for the LPI Career Development Award is January 9, 2015.


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 vitae for the applicant

Please be aware that citizens of U.S. State Department Designated Countries are not eligible.

Applications and all accompanying materials must be submitted electronically. Note that all documents listed above will need to be uploaded in text or PDF format.

NOTE:  Applicants should be aware that the selected award recipients will be expected to provide a few hours (no more than four) of volunteer service during the conference. The assigned duties will be general in nature, and will include such tasks as distributing registration materials, restocking conference materials and supplies, helping clean up/reset the poster area at the conclusion of the poster sessions, etc. Awardees will be contacted by the LPSC student volunteer coordinator to schedule specific times of service after travel plans have been finalized. Submission of an application implies that the applicant has read and agrees to comply with these terms.

To apply, visit the website:

Questions should be directed to:

Dr. Stephen Mackwell
c/o Claudia Quintana
3600 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston TX 77058-1113
[email protected]


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Last updated November 7, 2014