Paul Andrew Spudich Travel Grants

Paul Andrew SpudichIn February 2024 SSA welcomed the first applications for Paul Andrew Spudich Travel Grants.

The new 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.

In March 2024 two SSA members were the first to receive Paul Andrew Spudich Grants. The grants will support their scientific travel between March 2024 and February 2025.

Applications are now closed but will reopen in February 2025.

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.

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Paul Andrew Spudich Travel Grant Recipients

Year Grantee Program Location Amount
February 2024 Chunyang Ji The 8th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering Osaka, Japan $2,000
February 2024 Ilma del Carmen Juarez Garfias The 7th edition of the school on Passive Imaging & Monitoring in Wave Physics: From Seismology to Ultrasound Corsica, France $2,300