Larry Taylor Travel Fund

Travel Award Opportunities

LEAG 2022
August 23–25, 2022

  Larry Taylor Biography (PDF)

Larry Taylor Travel Fund

Sponsored by USRA/LPI

Prof. Lawrence (Larry) A. Taylor (1938–2017) of the University of Tennessee was a prolific scientist working on the Earth’s mantle, meteorites, and predominantly our Moon. With at least 540 peer-reviewed journal publications, Larry was a force to be reckoned with in his subject matter and also in life! He was passionate about finding the correct lunar simulants for engineering studies to get the United States back to the Moon, this time to stay. This work culminated with the award of the NASA SSERVI Wargo Award in 2017 for his contributions to planetary science and exploration. Larry was also passionate about training the next generation, and throughout his career, he mentored over 50 postdoctoral scholars, numerous graduate students, and taught many undergraduates. In his honor, the Larry Taylor Travel Fund has been established for students only (undergraduate and graduate) to continue inspiring the next generation.

A limited number of travel awards for undergraduate and graduate students are available.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Candidates must be undergraduate or graduate students.
  • Candidates must be affiliated with a U.S. institution.
  • Travel to LEAG must be within the U.S.
  • Candidates must fill out the application form at the link below.

A selection committee will determine awardees based on the statement of interest in lunar science and exploration and the expected benefit of attending the LEAG meeting. Applicants are not required to submit an abstract to the 2022 Annual Meeting to be eligible for the award but are encouraged to do so. Recipients will be notified approximately one month before the meeting. Travel support will be distributed after the conclusion of the meeting and upon verification of meeting attendance.

Application deadline: June 23, 2022

Apply here  

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