SSA Global Travel Grant Recipients Announced

1 April 2024— Five student and early-career members will receive travel grants to participate in scientific conferences as part of the Global Travel Grants program, which provides financial support to SSA members.  The competitive program received 22 quality applications this cycle.

  • Sergio Leon-Rios (Advanced Mining Technology Center – Universidad de Chile) will attend the Latin American and Caribbean Seismological Commission in San José, Costa Rica.
  • Shikha Sharma (Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, India)  will travel to Milan, Italy to take part in the 18th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (WCEE2024).
  • Nicolas Pinzon Matapi (Institute de Physique du Globe de Paris) will attend PATA Chile 2024: 12th International Inqua Meeting on Paleoseismology, Active Tectonics and Archaeoseismology in Los Andes, Chile.
  • Rodrigo Contreras-Arratia (Universidad Católica de Temuco) will travel to San José, Costa Rica for the 5th Regional Assembly of the Latin American and Caribbean Seismological Commission.
  • Himanshu Agrawal (The University of Edinburgh) will attend the 39th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission in Corfu, Greece.

The selection committee included Ruth Harris (U.S. Geological Survey), Peggy Hellweg (University of California, Berkeley), Jim Kaklamanos (Merrimack College), Meghan Miller (Australian National University), Marino Protti (Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica) and Ivan Wong (Lettis Consultants International).

Supported by the General Fund, the Global Travel Grant Program provides financial assistance to SSA student and early-career members attending a workshop, a small domestic scientific meeting or an international scientific meeting. The next application period will be open 1 July.