58th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
October 31 - November 4, 2016 • San Jose, California

Student Travel Grants

Application Deadline: Friday, August 12, 2016

This year the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS DPP) is offering a limited number of student travel awards of up to $1,000 each to enable graduate student presentations at the 2016 APS DPP annual meeting in San Jose.

If funds allow, a limited number of highly qualified undergraduate students will also be considered for these student travel grants.

Student travel grant recipients must be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program, or high school program, at a U.S. or international institution and conducting cutting-edge research in plasma physics. Advisors of prospective candidates should send a short (no more than one-page) email message motivating the request for this scholarship to the 2016 Program Chair Earl Scime (escime@wvu.edu) with a copy to DPP Administrator Saralyn Stewart (stewart@physics.utexas.edu) by midnight EDT Friday, August 12, 2016.

The letter should include a brief description of the student's research and how participation at this year’s APS DPP annual meeting would benefit the student. Include the student’s information:

  • First Name and Family Name
  • Affiliation
  • Mailing Address
  • Email Address
  • Presentation Title (denote oral or poster)

According to DPP policy, only one student per advisor is eligible to apply and a request is appropriate only if the student would not attend, or have difficulty attending, without a student travel grant award. A student who has submitted a first-author abstract is as likely to receive an award as a student whose name is farther down the author list, but the letter should more thoroughly justify the student's qualification for an award in the latter case. The selected recipients will be informed by close of business EDT Monday, August 22, 2016.