Please note that this year's application deadline for the award has passed; applications will again be accepted for the Nininger Student Travel Award later this year, and this page will be updated with the new application date.
The goal of this award is to support travel to the annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) of up to 4 School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) undergraduate and graduate students to present their latest results. The scope of the work to be presented must be the area of meteoritics and planetary sciences. Each award will be in the amount of $1000.
Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate major or a graduate student in a Masters or PhD program in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University.
Students applying for this travel support must submit the following in a single PDF document sent as an attachment via email with the subject line “Nininger Student Travel Award” to nininger[at]asu.edu:
1. Copy of their first-author abstract to the LPSC.
2. Letter explaining why they would like to attend LPSC and what they will contribute to, and gain from, the conference (1 page maximum).
3. Curriculum vitae (2 pages maximum).
4. Name and contact information of the faculty member serving as their primary advisor.
Students will also need to ensure that their primary advisor submits a letter of recommendation separately via email to nininger[at]asu.edu.
Following the LPSC meeting, each successful applicant will present a 10-minute talk based on the talk or poster that they presented at LPSC at a special SESE lunchtime session. A brief description of the research presented will be posted on the SESE and CMS websites.
All application documents (including the single PDF file from the applicant and the recommendation letter from the advisor) are due January 19th, 2017. Please note that this year's application deadline for the award has passed; applications will again be accepted for the Nininger Student Travel Award later this year, and this page will be updated with the new application date.