Eugene M. Shoemaker Impact Cratering Award

The Eugene M. Shoemaker Impact Cratering Award is for undergraduate or graduate students of any nationality working in any country in the disciplines of geology, geophysics, geochemistry, astronomy, or biology. The award is to be applied for the study of impact craters, either on Earth or on the other solid bodies in the solar system. Areas of study may include but are not limited to impact cratering processes; the bodies (asteroidal or cometary) that make the impacts; or the geological, chemical, or biological results of impact cratering. The application deadline is August 27, 2021. For more information, visit

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