Funding & Award Opportunities

If you are interested in funding or supporting a graduate student in the Department of Planetary Sciences, please see the information posted here.

Note to LPL/PTYS Graduate students: If you receive an outside award or fellowship, please notify Mary Guerrieri and Pam Streett with details of the award (award name, type, amount). This allows the Academic Office to plan for student funding.

Also, in most cases, awards or fellowships received as a result of submission via the NSPIRES or FASTLANE process will be administered by the LPL Business Office; contact Rose Griffin for information.

Title Deadline
ARCS: Achievement Rewards for College Scientists

Early November of each year. Notice sent by email to graduate students.

Barringer Family Fund for Meteorite Impact Research

April 4, 2014

Carson Graduate Fellowship

Contact Mary Guerrieri for information.

Centennial Achievement Graduate Student Award

Early September

ESA Postdoctoral Fellowships in Space Science

October 1, 2014

Eugene M. Shoemaker Impact Cratering Award

August 29, 2014

Ford Foundation Fellowships

November 2014

Galileo Circle Scholarships

The LPL/PTYS Academic Office solicits nominations each spring from student advisors.

Gerald A. Soffen Memorial Fund Travel Grant

April 2014

Gerard P. Kuiper Memorial Award

The departmental Kuiper Award Committee solicits nominations each spring from student advisors.

Graduate Assistantship/Associateship

Contact Pam Streett for information.

Graduate College Fellowship

Contact Pam Streett for information.

Graduate College Thesis/Dissertation Waiver

Two (2) weeks in advance of tuition payment deadline (see current schedule of classes).

Graduate College Travel Grants

August 1, October 1, December 1, February 1, April 1, June 1

Graduate Incentives for Growth Awards (GIGA)


Graduate Tuition Scholarship

Contact Pam Streett for information.

Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Internships

Berkner Autumn Program - June 6, 2014

LPI Career Development Award


Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship


NAS Research Associateship Programs

February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1