DPS Travel Grants Application

The DPS Committee offers two travel grants on an annual basis:

  • The Hartmann Student Travel Grant supports student presentations at the annual DPS meeting. (Postdoctoral scholars may also be eligible, but students are prioritized.) These travel grants are typically a few hundred dollars and are intended to provide a supplement that enables the student to be able to present at the annual meeting, especially in-person. Typically, 10-15 awards are issued in a year.
  • The Underrepresented Minority (URM) Communities in Planetary Science Travel Grant supports attendance by student and professional folks that are members of Black/African American, Indigenous, and/or Latinx communities to the annual DPS meeting or the annual NSBP meeting. The aim of these grants is to enable in-person or virtual participation, with a typical award of up to $2,000 to cover travel for an in-person attendee. Presentation by the applicant is not required, but is prioritized. Typically, about 10 awards are issued in a year.

Applicants do not need to be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; this is open to all nationalities. Eligible folks are welcome to apply for both grants, but if selected would receive only one. Questions about the Hartmann Student Travel Grant should be directed to the DPS Vice Chair and questions about the URM travel grant should be directed to Serina Diniega.

The 2024 applications will close on Sunday, 21 July, 11:59 PM, PT. Award notifications are planned by early-August (before the early registration deadline), but the award team will work with the DPS and NSBP meeting organizers to accommodate the various registration deadlines/costs should there be delays. Awards typically take the form of a single payment, issued around the start of the relevant meeting.

Community donations are critical for the health of these awards. To donate, please log in to your AAS account, access this link, and select the grant you wish to support.