Small Bodies Assessment Group Early Career Travel Support and Opportunities

The next Small Bodies Assessment Group (SBAG) meeting will be June 12-14 at NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center in Greenbelt, MD. Note that we will be starting at 1 pm on June 12 and ending at noon on June 14.

We are very excited for early-career scientists and engineers to participate in SBAG meetings. We have two opportunities at the upcoming SBAG meeting in June specifically aimed at people early in their career:

Early career travel support: We are planning to offer limited U.S. travel support for early career scientists to participate in the SBAG 17 meeting, to be held at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD on June 12-14, 2017.  Interested undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, and other early career scientists (within 3 years of PhD/MS/BS) should submit a letter and a CV to SBAG Early Career Secretary Angela Stickle ( by COB (5 pm Eastern time) May 5, 2017. Included in the letter, which must not exceed 2 pages, should be a demonstration of financial need and an explanation of how the applicant’s work relates to the purposes of the SBAG. The letter and CV should be combined into a single PDF document for submission by e-mail attachment.  Recipients of travel support will be expected to give a short presentation (~10-15 minutes) of their SBAG-relevant work at the SBAG 17 meeting.

Lightning Talks: We are providing time on the agenda for early-career scientists and engineers present at the meeting to introduce themselves and their research to the community. The talks will be 3 minutes each. If you are interested in giving a lightning talk, please contact the early-career secretary Angela Stickle ( Please encourage students and postdocs that you know to participate!

Please pass this information on to any students, post-docs or early career scientists/engineers that may be interested in attending the meeting.



Angela Stickle

SBAG Early-career Secretary

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