Paul Andrew Spudich Travel Grants

Paul Andrew SpudichThe Paul Andrew Spudich Travel Grant program honors the late seismologist Paul Andrew Spudich by supporting travel for SSA student and early-career members who have a research focus on earthquake source physics or ground motion prediction.

The grant program was established by SSA’s Paul Andrew Spudich Fund, which honors the late seismologist’s life and important contributions to the study of earthquake source physics and ground motion prediction throughout his career with the U.S. Geological Survey.

SSA will welcome applications for the inaugural travel grant starting February 2024 to support travel between March 2024 and February 2025.

The grant program is competitive, and applicants are required to submit an application and a letter of support.

Eligibility requirements and application criteria:

  • Applicant must be an SSA student or early-career member in good standing for at least three months prior to open application period.
  • Attendance at the meeting must be directly connected to the study of earthquake source physics or ground motion prediction.
  • Student applicants must have a faculty advisor submit a letter of support on their behalf. The letter should specify the degree the student will receive at the completion of their program and the benefits the student will receive from attending the event. Early-career applicants must have an adviser or supervisor submit a letter of support. All letters should be sent to before the application deadline.

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications are now closed. 

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