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Grants, Prizes and Awards

Yes, the AAS administers several grant programs. The Small Research Grant (SMRG) provides a small amount of money for a variety of reasons related to research (page charges, travel to observatories, computers etc.). SMRG funds come from NASA and AAS charitable and operating funds. The International Travel Grant (ITG) funds travel to international scientific meetings for US based astronomers. Generally, the ITG only funds the cost of a round-trip airline ticket. Finally, the Chretien International Research Grant provides up to $20,000 each year for one or more individuals or groups to be used for the support of international observational astronomy with the emphasis upon long-term, international visits. The Chretien awards are open to astronomers throughout the world.