60th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics Co-Located with the 71st Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference
November 5-9, 2018 • Portland, Oregon

Student Travel Grants

Application Deadline: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

This year the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS DPP) is offering a limited number of student travel awards to enable DPP student presentations at the 2018 annual meeting in Portland. This offer applies only to students presenting at the DPP annual meeting.

If funds allow, a few highly qualified undergraduate students will also be considered for a DPP student travel grant.

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 student travel grant to the DPP 2018 Program Chair David Newman (denewman@alaska.edu) with a copy to DPP Administrator Saralyn Stewart (stewart@physics.utexas.edu) by 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

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 DPP first-author abstract is as likely to receive an award as a student whose name is farther down the author list. The advisor’s email message should more thoroughly justify the student's qualification for an award in the latter case.

The selected student recipients will be informed by 5:00pm Eastern Daylight Time Friday, August 17, 2018.