Student & Early-Career Attendees

Travel Grants

SSA recognizes the importance of students and international participation at Annual Meetings.

Each year SSA provides student and international members with the opportunity to apply for several Society funded travel grants:

  • The Student Travel Grant is available to SSA student members from inside or outside the USA who must travel more than 500 km (311 miles) to attend the meeting.
  • The International Travel Grant is available to SSA members who are not students and who must travel from outside the US to attend the SSA meeting.
  • The ESC/SSA Travel Grant is available to anyone traveling from a member-state of the European Seismological Commission. This grant is provided under a cooperative agreement between SSA and ESC. Click here to see the list of ESC member-states.

Applications are accepted each year, starting 1 November and due by 30 November at 5 p.m. Pacific. Travel grants cover the cost of meeting registration and provide a modest cash award. All grant recipients must submit a first-authored abstract and present their work in either an oral or poster session at the meeting. Only one application per institution may be awarded.

Learn more here.


Student and Early-Career Luncheon
Tuesday, 28 April, Noon–1 p.m.

At the 2020 meeting, student and early-career attendees will have the opportunity to register for a luncheon dedicated to creating conversation between seasoned seismologists and seismologists starting their careers. Replacing the mentoring breakfast, this is a great opportunity to speak to seismologists working in the field and build connections with students and early-career members.


Student and Early-Career Reception
Tuesday, 28 April, 7:30–8:30 p.m.

Connect with your fellow SSA student and early-career members at an evening reception/


Student Presentation Award

In order to help identify outstanding work by SSA student members, the SSA Board initiated the Student Presentation Award. The award is given for an excellent poster presentation or talk at each Annual Meeting.

At the time of the presentation, each award winner must be registered as a student and also must be a Student Member of SSA in good standing. All student presenters will be considered eligible for the award.