GPAP Student Travel Grant

This year the Topical Group in Plasma Astrophysics (GPAP) of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS DPP) is offering five $1000 travel grants to enable GPAP student participation at the 2021 annual meeting in Pittsburgh. This offer applies only to students who attend in-person and who present their research at DPP 2021. Undergraduate and graduate students who will be presenting their research on topics in plasma astrophysics are eligible.

Prospective candidates should email a maximum one-page statement of need, motivating the request for a student travel grant, to the GPAP Chair Nuno Loureiro with a copy to the Chair-Elect Matthew Kunz. The statement of need should include a brief description of the student’s research and how participation at DPP 2021 would benefit the student. The statement should thoroughly justify the student’s qualifications for a grant.

The application deadline is Oct. 22nd 2021. Please write “Application for GPAP Travel Grant” in the subject line.

Include the student’s information:

  • First Name and Family Name
  • Affiliation
  • Name and email-address of Advisor
  • Mailing Address
  • Email Address
  • Presentation Title (denote oral or poster)

A request is appropriate only if the student would not attend, or have difficulty attending, without a student travel grant. A student who is first-author is more likely to receive an award than a student coauthor. The email message should thoroughly justify the student's qualifications for a travel grant.

The selected student recipients will be informed by Oct. 29th, 2021. To receive the travel grant a selected student recipient will have to provide 1) Payment Request Form; 2) Bank information - Direct Deposit (US bank account) Wire Transfer (non-US Bank account); 3) Tax Form - W-9 US Citizen/Resident - W-8 non-US persons. The travel grant will not be paid should any of these documents not be provided by the selected student recipient.

Nominees for and holders of APS Honors (prizes, awards, and fellowship) and official leadership positions are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.