Deadline Approaching: LPSC Student Awards

Applications for the LPI Career Development Registration Award and the Stephen E. Dwornik Student Awards are due January 13, 2021.

LPI Career Development Registration Award

The Lunar and Planetary Institute announces the LPI Career Development Registration Award, open to both U.S. and non-U.S. applicants. This award will be given to outstanding graduate students who have submitted a first-author abstract for presentation at the 52nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC). Priority will be given to exceptional applicants who demonstrate a financial need and/or who are from institutions that do not have a well-established planetary science program. The award will cover the cost of the conference registration fee.

Stephen E. Dwornik Student Awards

The Dwornik Award was started in 1991 with a generous endowment by Dr. Stephen E. Dwornik, who wished to encourage U.S. students to become involved with NASA and planetary science. The Award consists of a plaque and a monetary award given for outstanding student presentations (in both poster and oral categories) or a plaque for honorable mentions (poster and oral) at the annual LPSC. The awards are managed and judged by the Planetary Geology Division of the Geological Society of America.

The awards are open to students at any degree level in a field related to planetary geosciences who are either (1) U.S. citizens or non-citizens currently enrolled in a U.S. educational institution, or (2) are U.S. citizens currently enrolled in an international educational institution.

Requirements and instructions to apply for these awards can be found at the LPSC website: