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Basu Innovation Scholar Grant

Basu Innovation Scholar Grant

The Basu Innovation Scholar Grant, provided through the generosity of Sunanda Basu, will provide travel support to an early-career scientist / recent Ph.D. graduate making an impact in the area of space physics and aeronomy, through innovative approaches to observation and interpretation, to attend AGU  Annual Meeting and will complement the William B. Hanson Lecture.

Beginning in 2021, this grant will be awarded annually as part of AGU Annual Meeting. The recipient will receive financial support up to $2,000 to participate in the Annual Meeting, either in-person or virtually. (Reimbursable expenses for virtual participation include purchasing or renting technology, transportation or housing needed to access technology, dependent care costs, unpaid leave/lost wages, meeting registration, etc.). By participating in the Annual Meeting, the Hanson Lecture presentation and the SPA reception, this recipient will have the opportunity to network with the Hanson Lecturer, established scientists and others in the AGU Community outside of their existing network.

Applications for 2023 are now closed.

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Eligibility and application requirements

To demonstrate eligibility, you must fulfill the following criteria and requirements for your application:
  • 1
    Be an early-career scientist /recent Ph.D. graduate
  • 2
    Be supporting work producing innovation in space science measurements and interpretation and may not already have access to an expansive network of colleagues in your field
  • 3
    Upload a current CV
  • 4
    Include a personal statement (description of how the Basu Innovation Scholar designation will help advance your career in the space sciences and network, and why you would like to participate in Fall Meeting (not to exceed 1 page)
  • 5
    Include one letter of support from a mentor or advisor which describe the applicant’s work and how it is making an impact through innovative approaches to observation and interpretation (should not exceed 1 page)


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General inquiries

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