Deadline: May 31, 2017


The Student Travel Award is designed to support student attendance at the annual TSOP meetings.

The Student Travel Award is open to students who have submitted an abstract for presentation (either an oral or poster) at the annual TSOP meeting. The abstract has to be accepted for the presentation.

Four monetary awards of $750 (US) each will be granted. Money will be sent to the awardees before the TSOP Annual Meeting.

Monetary awards are to be applied to expenses directly related to travel to attend a TSOP Annual Meeting. Funds should not be used to fund research, purchase capital equipment, to pay salaries, tuition, room, or board during the school year. Students receiving the award will be required to provide receipts detailing travel spending to TSOP after the meeting has concluded. Copies of travel receipts should be sent as directed in the application.

Completed applications must be e-mailed by May 31, 2017 to Rachel Walker.

Completed applications should include:
1. Filled out Travel Award Application Form (see page 2).

Title, authors and text of your abstract submitted to the TSOP Annual meeting
(paste on page 2-3).

Cover letter requesting travel funds and stating how attending the TSOP Annual meeting will help your research (paste on page 4).
4. Letter of support from your primary faculty advisor (attach as separate document).

Applications will be reviewed and ranked by a committee of three TSOP members; selection of award winners will be based on a combination of quality of research/presentation and potential impact in the field of organic petrology.

After downloading the application form becomes fully fillable.