Gerald A. Soffen Memorial Fund Travel Grant Application Announcement
In the spirit of dedication to the growth of young scientists and engineers embodied by Gerald Soffen throughout his life, the Dr. Gerald A. Soffen Memorial Fund for the Advancement of Space Science Education offers Student Travel Grants. The Travel Grants are awarded to students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in aerospace-related sciences or engineering fields (astrobiology, astronomy, earth and space science, engineering, etc.) to attend a meeting at which they will present their research.
The Travel Grants, in the amount of $500, enable student recipients to attend professional meetings to present their research. The next application opportunity is October 2012. Jerry Soffen, a biologist by training, led a distinguished career in NASA, including serving as the Project Scientist for Viking and as an architect for the NASA Astrobiology Institute. The Travel Grant continues Jerry’s dedication to educating and involving future generations in space science and engineering pursuits. The Soffen Memorial Fund is managed by the NASA Academy Alumni Association.
The electronic application materials and instructions are located on the Soffen Fund website:
Questions regarding the application or application process may be sent to: