FAMOUS Travel Grants

The American Astronomical Society is offering opportunities for AAS members to secure funding to travel to a Society meeting in order to increase the number of astronomers from historically underrepresented groups.

The initiative is called the FAMOUS (Funds for Astronomical Meetings: Outreach to Underrepresented Scientists) Travel Grants Program. FAMOUS grants are awarded at a level of up to $1,000 to attend a single AAS meeting, at which the awardee will present her or his research. Priority will be given to members of historically underrepresented groups, such as scientists at small colleges, minorities, non-traditional students, and veterans, among others. The funding will not cover the meeting registration fee, but is intended to offset expenses for travel, meals, and lodging. Recipients of FAMOUS grants may not apply again until three years have passed.

To apply for the 236th AAS meeting in Madison in June 2020, please fill out the proposal form by 15 March 2020. In particular, clearly describe your financial needs and how your attendance at an AAS meeting would assist the Society in reaching its goal to promote participation of historically underrepresented groups in astronomy. Proposals will be evaluated by a committee of AAS members.

FAMOUS Travel Grants Proposal Form