Europlanet Travel Bursary

Europlanet through its Research Infrastructure and support from ESA will support a limited number of Travel Bursaries for Early Stage Researchers (PhD Students) presenting oral or poster papers at the DPS-EPSC meeting.To apply, please send the following  in a single email to Steve Miller.

  • A copy of your  meeting abstract
  • A cover letter 
  • Your educational institution, with contact detail
  • A brief (one page) CV
  • The name and email address of your supervisor.
  • Details of any funding you have already been allocated to attend the meeting
  • Whether you received a previous travel grant from Europlanet for the 2015 meeting (Nantes). 
  • Please attach a letter of recommendation from your Supervisor

These should be received by Friday July 8, 2016. Results of applications will be announced by end of July.

Travel Grants

A limited number of Hartmann Travel Grants are available to students who wish to attend the 2017 DPS meeting in Provo, Utah.

Guidelines for DPS Sponsorship of Meetings

DPS is occasionally approached about sponsoring another organization’s meetings or receptions, or topical meetings. DPS will offer these sponsorships if there is a tangible benefit to the DPS from the sponsorship. These benefits include outreach to and visibility within a segment of planetary scientists that are underrepresented in DPS (with the hope that members will be gained); visibility within an area of interest to DPS (e.g., exoplanets, planetary geology; meteoritics); and promoting the presence of planetary scientists within an umbrella group (such as AGU).  There should be reciprocal sponsorship if possible. Examples of appropriate sponsorships include a lunchtime seminar or topical lunch: special sessions or lectures including public talks; and planetary-focused receptions within a larger society.

All requests for sponsorship must come in the form of a specific proposal to the DPS Chair that outlines what is to be sponsored and what DPS can expect in return (a banner, booth, place for handouts, etc.).  The questions guiding sponsorship decisions may include:

  • What is the strategic value of the sponsorship to DPS?  What are the expected outcomes, either tangible or intangible?
  • Is this a community that is underrepresented in DPS? One we want to specifically reach out to? Do we think that there will be significant opportunity to recruit new members by sponsoring?
  • Is this meeting one that is especially scientifically important to the DPS community but is in tough financial straits?
  • Does the meeting cover a strategic area in which DPS would like to be more visible?
  • Is this an opportunity to repay a favor or obligation to another society or meeting?
  • What kind of visibility will DPS actually get for the sponsorship? Where will our logo be displayed? How will it be publicized?  What is the Return on Investment (ROI)?

The DPS Committee will discuss all requests and decide if they are appropriate. Sponsorships will depend on the availability of funds.

46th DPS Meeting: Contact Us

Local Organizing Committee

Joe Spitale (Chair)
Planetary Science Institute

Scientific Organizing Committee

Faith Vilas (Chair)
Planetary Science Institute


Further contacts to be provided by AAS staff







46th DPS Meeting Volunteer Opportunity




 Content to be provided by AAS staff.







46th DPS Meeting Press Information



 This page will be updated after abstracts for DPS 2014 have been submitted

 The main DPS pess site is located at press







46th DPS Meeting Exhibitors




 Content to be provided by AAS staff.







46th DPS Meeting Exhibiting & Sponsorship Opportunities




 Content to be provided by AAS staff.







46th DPS Meeting Speaker Ready and Audio Visual Information




 Content to be provided by AAS staff and/or the local organizing committee.