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The HAD Student Travel Award

To encourage students to present papers at its meetings, the Historical Astronomy Division (HAD) of the American Astronomical Society can present one or more awards for its main meeting in January of each year.

Each award will consist of up to $750, to be paid after the meeting at which the student presents a paper, either oral or display.

Any current graduate or undergraduate student is eligible. A student may not receive the award more than once.

The application deadline for the January 2025 meeting is 1 October 2024. To apply, the student should send the abstract of the paper to the HAD Secretary-Treasurer. The student’s academic advisor should also send a message stating that the student is currently enrolled and will not receive their degree before the meeting.

The HAD Committee will make the decision and inform the recipient before the deadline to submit the abstract to the American Astronomical Society. The Committee reserves the right to make no award for any given meeting.

Previous Recipients

  • 2019 Rebecca Charbonneau (University of Cambridge) and Andrealuna Pizzetti (Clemson University)
  • 2017 Laura Caron (Georgetown University), Samantha Thompson (Arizona State University), and Teresa Wilson (Michigan Technological University)
  • 2016: Andrew Oakes (University of Toronto)
  • 2014: Sarah Reynolds (Indiana University)
  • 2012: Matthew Whitehouse (University of Arizona)
  • 2011: Clifford J. Cunningham (James Cook University)