Early Career Travel Award Available for MEPAG Meeting 38
MEPAG 38 meeting scheduled for Wednesday-Friday, April 15-17, 2020
The next face-to-face Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG) meeting is scheduled for Wednesday-Friday, April 15-17, 2020 (#38: https://mepag.jpl.nasa.gov/meetings.cfm?expand=m38), in Arlington, VA. To encourage and enable more Early Career participation in this MEPAG meeting, the NASA Mars Program Office (MPO) is making available travel awards for up to three U.S. early career scientists or engineers with an interest or role in the Mars Exploration Program.
For each awardee, travel costs up to $1500 will be reimbursed according to JPL/government-specified allowances. Reimbursable costs will include transportation (e.g., airfare, mileage to/from airport, parking, rental car) and lodging/per diem. More information and the application form is posted at https://mepag.jpl.nasa.gov/student.cfm?expand=student.
To be considered for this funding, submit an application form by 5pm EDT Friday, March 6, 2020. Selection for the travel award will be based on anticipated participation in the MEPAG meeting and demonstration of financial need. NASA Headquarters will make the selections and MPO aims to notify awardees within two weeks of the submission deadline. Awardees will likely be asked to assist during parts of the rest of the MEPAG meeting (e.g., to serve as mic runners during a discussion period) although we will aim to not overly infringe on their ability to participate in the meeting. Questions about this program should be directed to Dr. Serina Diniega (firstname.lastname@example.org).