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Grants, Prizes and Awards

Yes, the AAS administers several grant programs. 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. FAMOUS Travel Grants offer opportunities for members to secure funding to travel to a Society meeting in order to increase the number of astronomers from historically underrepresented groups. Finally, the Chrétien 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 on long-term, international visits. The Chrétien awards are open to astronomers around the world.