Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2006 12:29:57 -0500
Subject: DPS Mailing #06-13:  More about 2006 DPS elections...
Greetings, DPS members,
  1) More about 2006 DPS elections
  2) 2006 Pasadena Meeting Website and Deadlines
  3) Travel Grants for DPS Meeting
As mentioned in a previous e-news, this year's DPS election will be 
conducted primarily via the web.  The DPS Committee decided to hold 
the election in this manner following the successful AAS election 
last spring.  The dates for online voting will be Monday, July 17, 
through Monday, July 31.
Paper ballots are being mailed to active DPS members who do not have an 
email address on file with the AAS office.  In addition, any member 
who wishes to vote by paper ballot (instead of online) can obtain 
one by sending me email at the address listed below.  As in previous 
years, members must be identified by name on paper ballots. Paper 
ballots should be requested by Thursday, July 13, and must reach 
me by Monday, July 31.
In order to vote online, each member will need to know his/her AAS login 
and password.  These can be obtained at the Members Only section of 
the AAS website (
Please note that email will not be used for voting this year.  Votes 
received by email will NOT be counted.
Further information will be forthcoming, including the web address to 
be used for voting, as the time for the election nears.
The website for the 2006 Pasadena DPS meeting is now available at  (A link to the website is also 
available on the DPS home page,
The website includes information on registration, hotel, and 
abstract deadlines.  The abstract deadline is July 26.
A small number of travel grants for the 2006 DPS meeting are available. 
These are primarily intended for students, but post-doctoral 
scientists without other means of support will also be considered. 
Grants will consist of $300 plus a waiver of registration fees. 
Preference will be given to those who have not received a DPS travel 
grant in the past.
The application package should be no longer than the equivalent of five 
pages and contain the following:
1) A copy of the abstract of the paper to be presented at the meeting. 
Both oral and poster papers are eligible. The abstract will also have 
to be submitted by the regular procedure by the regular deadline of July 26.
2) A brief letter by the applicant describing the scientific significance 
of the research and any further justification for attending the 
meeting (e.g., job hunting).
3) A brief letter of endorsement by the advisor, confirming the need 
for travel assistance and the unavailability of full travel support 
from other sources.
4) A brief CV, including degree status.
The deadline for submission of the application for a travel grant 
is Wednesday 12 July 2006. This date is chosen so that applicants will 
know if they have travel support before the official abstract deadline. 
The complete application package should be sent as a single e-mail 
attachment (in PDF, PostScript, or plain text format) to the DPS Vice-Chair, 
Dr. Guy Consolmagno (gjc @ The subject line of the 
e-mail should read "DPS Travel Grant", and the name of the 
attached application file should include the last name of the 
applicant (e.g., "Smith_DPStravel.pdf").
Applications will be read by members of the DPS Committee and the decision 
on travel grants will be communicated to all applicants prior to the 
abstract deadline of Wednesday 26 July 2006.
Send submissions (no attachments, please) to:
Linda French Emmons, DPS Secretary (lfrench @
Department of Physics
Illinois Wesleyan University
P. O. Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702