January 8, 2024 Nancy Chabot

Dear Meteoritical Society Members,
Happy new year! Below are some announcements, in particular with upcoming deadlines for Endowment Grant requests and award nominations, and a reminder to renew your membership!

  • Endowment Grant Requests Deadline: 15 January 2024 –  Requests for support from the Endowment Fund are welcomed and encouraged! Details on how to submit a request are given on the Endowment Fund webpage for the two types of grants offered:

    • Endowment Fund Grants support activities that further the goals of the Meteoritical Society

    • Meteoritical Society Research Grants are open to students and early-career researchers to promote collaborative research

  • Renew your Meteoritical Society Membership – For 2023, MetSoc members numbered 1083, representing 56 different countries. In this news post, you can find more details of the country and membership type breakdown for 2023. Renew your membership for 2024 here! Student membership is $10, Early Career $40, Retired $40, Standard $80. There are also options for individuals from developing countries and for Lifetime membership.

  • Award Nominations Are Open – Please consider nominating your deserving colleagues for awards! In particular, nominations for Fellows are being considered this year and only require one letter from a single individual, so take a moment and send in a nomination. Details for all nominations can be found on the Awards webpage. Nominations for the Leonard Medal, Barringer Award, Nier Prize, Service Award, Jessberger Award, and Fellows all have a deadline of 15 February 2024. Nominations for the Pellas-Ryder award are due by 31 January 2024.

  • GCA Webinar: Writing a Great Manuscript – On 24 January at 15:00 UTC, there is a free 90-minute session to share tips on writing a successful paper with a panel of GCA editors. More information and registration can be found here.

  • Ed Scott Lecture Series – The first lecture of 2024 will be given by Hap McSween on 20 February at 21:00 UTC, entitled "Mars Sample Return: Why Martian Meteorites and Rover Missions Are Not Enough." Mark your calendars and Zoom connection information will be sent to members next month.

  • Plan Early for the 2024 Meeting – Now that it's 2024, it's time to start making your plans to join the 2024 MetSoc meeting in Brussels, July 28 though August 2! Meeting organizers want to note in particular that the dates overlap with the Summer Olympics in nearby Paris, so making travel plans early is advised.

Share your announcements with MetSoc members – Submission guidelines and other details are given on the society's website.

Thank you for being a part of the Meteoritical Society, and please feel free to reach out to us at any time.
Nancy Chabot, Meteoritical Society President, metsocpres@gmail.com
Jutta Zipfel, Meteoritical Society Secretary, metsocsec@gmail.com
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