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Scientific Committee on Solar Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP) Grants 

SCOSTEP and the Variability of the Sun and Its Terrestrial Impact (VarSITI) community are pleased to announce support for a limited number of graduate students to attend IAUS 327. Registered participants whose contributions have been accepted to be presented at IAUS 327 are eligible to apply for this grant that can partially cover per diem allowance for the selected candidates. To apply please write a letter highlighting the reasons you want to be considered for the support and send it to no later than September 20, 2016.


IAU Travel Grants   (CLOSED !!) 

The International Astronomical Union is able to support a limited number of participants though travel grants. IAU priority is to support qualified scientists to whom few or no other means of support are available, e.g. colleagues from countries in economic difficulties and young scientists. Also, a reasonable geographical distribution is expected. 

To apply please download and complete the IAU travel grant form and send it to before June 13, 2016. Note that in order to be considered for the grant, applicants should also have an abstract (preferably oral contribution) submitted by June 13.

The grant covers the minimum travel expense. In addition, you may apply for accommodation, etc. Since the total amount awarded is very small, we encourage those who have means to do so to find other sources. Please include 250 USD in the amount requested if you need to include the registration fee.  The list of candidates for IAU Travel Grants are made by the Scientific Organising Committee (SOC) and sent to the Assistant General Secretary (AGS) for approval. The results will be announced in early July. Individual grants are paid to each recipient upon arrival and registration at the symposium. 



Thomas Metcalf Travel Award for IAU Symposium 327  (CLOSED !!) 

We are pleased to announce the reception of applications for the Thomas Metcalf Travel Award to support the participation of two early­ career scientists in the next IAU Symposium 327 “Fine Structure and Dynamics of the Solar Atmosphere” to be held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, October 9-14, 2015.

To be eligible, applicants must be members of the Solar Physics Division (, and have been awarded their PhD within 4 years of the meeting date or be a student within one year of completing their degree. The criteria for selection will be scientific excellence, potential for future contribution to the field of solar physics, and relevance of the applicants work to the symposium topic.

We can support funding for two Metcalf Lecturers  (1750 USD grant for travel and expenses). The successful candidates will give invited talks as Metcalf Lecturers.  

After the meeting, the granted participants must provide the SPD Metcalf committee with a one-page summary of their work appropriate for public distribution on the Metcalf Award web site (

Please send applications, i.e. a cover letter, title and abstract for an oral contribution, a short CV, and name and email address of one reference whom we may contact. Please send the application to, no later than June 13, 2016.