Soffen Travel Grant Accepting Applications
The Gerald A. Soffen Memorial Fund is pleased to announce the first 2016 Travel Grant application opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies in fields of space science and engineering.
The Travel Grants, in the amount of $500, enable student recipients to attend professional meetings to present their research. The Spring 2016 Travel Grant application deadline is April 1, 2016. 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 electronic application materials and instructions are located on the Soffen Fund website:
Questions regarding the application or application process may be sent to:
Because recipients must acknowledge the Soffen Fund Travel Grant in their presentations, the Travel Grant can only support travel to meetings with dates falling after May 1, 2016. We anticipate having another selection cycle in Fall 2016 (~October 1 application date) so applications to attend meetings falling after approximately November 1, 2016 should be submitted to the October 2016 application opportunity. If your meeting date falls near the October 2016 cutoff date, application submission to the April deadline is recommended.