Students


Student Scholarships

A limited number of student scholarships are available to help defray the costs of participating in the workshop and short course. These scholarships are made available by the generous support of our sponsoring organizations.

Student scholarships cover expenses related to workshop attendance, up to a maximum level. Funds spent beyond the stated award must be covered by other sources. Travel reimbursements will be awarded competitively based on a student's proposed level of participation in the workshop (paper presentation, poster presentation, or attendance only) and a letter of recommendation from the student's research advisor. Priority will be given to those students who are presenting material and submitting a paper at the workshop.

Due to different sponsor requirements, the application process for students studying in the United States is coordinated separately from that for European students. Also, note that restrictions may apply on the eligible countries of citizenship for a scholarship, depending on the available funding sources. For information on the application process for your region, please see the appropriate section below.

Students enrolled at universities in the U.S. who are interested in applying for a scholarship to attend the workshop should complete the following:

  1. If you plan to present a paper or poster, then submit an abstract for acceptance. If you are attending only and are not presenting any material, then skip this step.
  2. Fill out the Student Scholarship Application Form.
  3. Obtain a Letter of Recommendation from your research advisor.
  4. Email the completed Student Scholarship Application Form and your Letter of Recommendation by the deadline of March 31, 2016 to Gregorio.G.Villar.III@jpl.nasa.gov. The email subject line should read: IPPW-13 Student Scholarship.
  5. You will be notified via email if your abstract has been approved and if you have qualified for a Student Scholarship.
  6. After you learn the result of your scholarship application, register for the workshop.

If you have questions about the scholarship application process for US. students, contact Gregory Villar (Gregorio.G.Villar.III@jpl.nasa.gov).

NOTE: All expenses must be covered by the student prior to and during the workshop. Scholarships for U.S. students will be provided by reimbursement (up to a certain amount) following your return from the workshop. To obtain this reimbursement, you will be required to fill out a Travel Authority Form prior to the workshop and a Travel Expense Summary (TES) after the workshop. Please keep all receipts (except meal receipts) since these will be required to complete the TES. In general, travel reimbursement will be made for the following expenses:

  • Travel (air, train, taxi, bus, airport parking, rental car, parking, etc.)
  • Accommodation
  • Workshop Registration
  • Short Course Registration
  • Meals other than those provided by the Workshop

U.S. student scholarship will be announced on April 29, 2016.

European Students who are interested in applying for a scholarship to attend the workshop should complete the following process:

  1. If you plan to present a paper or poster, submit an abstract for acceptance (see abstract submission process on http://ippw2016.jhuapl.edu/program.php). If you are attending only and are not presenting any material, skip this step. Note: lower priority will be given to the students not presenting any material.
  2. Fill out the Student Scholarship Application Form. It is available as MS-Word or PDF files.
  3. Obtain a letter of recommendation from your research advisor. Email the completed Student Scholarship Application Form and your advisor’s letter of recommendation by the deadline of March 31, 2016 to Thomas.Voirin@esa.int. The email subject line should read: IPPW Student Scholarship Last Name.
  4. Depending on the potential funding source identified for you, you will receive additional instructions on the remaining steps in the application process that you must follow.
  5. You will be notified via email by the Programme Organizing Committee if your abstract has been approved.
  6. You will be notified via email by the Students Organizing Committee if you have qualified for a student travel scholarship.
  7. After you learn the result of your scholarship application, register for the workshop.

If you have questions about the scholarship application process for European students, contact Thomas Voirin (Thomas.Voirin@esa.int).

Scholarship Information for Non-U.S. and Non-European Students

Unfortunately, due to sponsor requirements, we are unable to provide scholarships for Non-U.S. and Non-European students. However, we highly encourage all students to seek funding from their respective institutions (e.g. advisors, professors, departments) in order to attend the workshop as student participation is an integral part of IPPW.

If you would like an invitation letter to attend the workshop, please contact Gregory Villar (Gregorio.G.Villar.III@jpl.nasa.gov). An invitation letter may be helpful when seeking funding.

Student Events

There will be a dedicated student social event on Sunday evening, June 12, 2016. Details will be provided when available. Attendance at these events is optional, but participation is encouraged and highly beneficial!

Student Accommodations

Consult the IPPW-13 Accommodations page for housing details.

Student Scholarship Organizers

Thomas Voirin, Thomas.Voirin@esa.int
SOC, European Chair

Gregory Villar, Gregorio.G.Villar.III@jpl.nasa.gov
SOC, US Chair

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