Financial Aid

2003-05-24 Update - As of today, our financial aid pool is fully committed and we can no longer make offers of aid.


Guidelines for financial aid (though 2003-05-24):

We are able to offer some financial assistance to a limited number of conference participants. In evaluating requests for aid, we will look to the following:

  1. Aid requests will only be accepted from registered participants paying the conference fee.
  2. To encourage participation by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows working in the field of Milky Way astrophysics, we intend to offer most of the aid to these participants.
  3. Evidence of institutional support is a positive factor. You should first try to find support locally.
  4. Requests from small, underserved, or non-PhD granting institutions will take priority over other requests.
  5. Financial assistance will normally take the form of reimbursement for coach fair airline travel on US flag carriers and/or waiver of the housing fee.
  6. The maximum individual assistance level is expected to be the smaller of: $650 -or- the sum of the airline cost and the housing fee.
  7. Honoraria or other cash dispersals will not be considered.

To request conference financial assistance, please send a summary of your status (graduate student, postdoc, etc.) and the basis of your need via email to Dan Clemens, Chair, Local Organizing Committee.

 

 

updated February 4, 2003 (dpc)

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