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To foster and recognize excellence in astronomy and provide opportunities for astronomers from historically underrepresented groups, the AAS awards grants to enable astronomers to travel to attend meetings and or conduct research. These grants include:

  • Child/Dependent Care Grants
    The AAS and its Divisions are committed to helping members with dependents attend Society meetings; therefore, members may apply for subsidized dependent care services during a meeting, for use either at the meeting location or at home.

  • Chrétien International Research Grants
    Chrétien grants further international collaborative projects in observational astronomy. Emphasis is on long-term visits and the development of close working relationships with astronomers in other countries.

  • Education & Professional Development Mini-Grants
    AAS-EPD mini-grants support US-based AAS members with small grants to provide education-related mentoring and professional-development experiences for fellow members.

  • FAMOUS Travel Grants
    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.

  • International Travel Grants
    The AAS administers a National Science Foundation grant that provides funding for airline travel to international science meetings.