Gifts and Grants


Projects Supported (Prior Years)

FY 2016
  • $500 Pellas-Ryder Award.
  • $4,000 to support travel for members from low-income countries to attend the 78th Meteoritical Society Meeting, held July 27-31, 2015 at the University of California at Berkeley.
  • $5,754 to support student travel to the 78th Meteoritical Society Meeting, held July 27-31, 2015 at the University of California at Berkeley.
  • $5,000 to help establish the Joseph Goldstein Scholar Award to promote career advancement for early career members of the Microanalysis Society.
  • $8,320 to facilitate a lecture series in Brazil.  Sixteen lectures were given on meteoritics at 11 Universities, research laboratories, museums, and planetariums throughout Brazil.  Lectures were given in Rio de Janeiro, Campinas, Sao Paulo Porto Alegre, Brasilia, Salvador, Feira de Santan, and Ouro Preto.  Prof. Klaus Keil gave the talks, which were attended by an estimated 1700 students, laypersons, and faculties.
  • $2,500 to support the Paneth Kolloquium in Nordlingen, Germany, Nov. 11-13, 2015. A variety of topics on meteorites and planetary science were featured.
  • $5,300 to support a Meteoritics short course in Santiago, Chile, January, 2016.  The seminar was entitled “Classification of Meteorites: I. Ordinary Chondrites” and involved hands-on practical work on samples from the Atacama Desert Collection.
  • $3,000 to support student travel to attend the workshop on Highly Siderophile Elements (HSE) Geochemistry Workshop in July 2016 in Durham, UK.

FY 2017

  • $1000 Pellas-Ryder Award. (x2)
  • $4,000 to support travel for international professional members from low-income countries to attend the 79th Meteoritical Society Meeting, held in Berlin 2016.
  • $2,500 Special Speaker at the 79th Meteoritical Society Meeting, held in Berlin 2016.
  • $6,000 for travel support for student participants to attend the 79th Meteoritical Society Meeting, held in Berlin 2016.
  • $5,000 to support the Workshop on Shock Metamorphism in Perth, Australia, June 2017.
  • $2,100 to support student travel to the 1st British Planetary Science Congress in Scotland, December 2017.
  • $2,500 to the Meteoritics and Planetary Science session of the 3MA International Colloquium (Magmatism, Metamorphism, and Associated Mineralization) for student travel, held in Meknès, Morocco, April 2017.
  • $1,300 for student travel to attend the Extraterrestrial Materials: UK Research Meeting at the University of Manchester, Nov. 2016.
  • $3,000 for student travel to attend the meeting "Chondrules as Astrophysical Objects" in Vancouver, Canada, May 2017.

FY 2018 (so far)
  • $1000 for 2 Pellas-Ryder Awards.
  • $2,500 Special Speaker for the 80th Meteoritical Society Meeting, held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2017.
  • $4,000 to support travel for international professional members from low-income countries to attend the 80th Meteoritical Society Meeting, held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2017.
  • $6,000 for travel support for student participants in the 80th Meteoritical Society Meeting, held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2017.
  • $2,000 to support a series of short courses in Brazil on impact cratering studies given by Uwe Reimold.
  • $6,000 for student travel to the conference/workshop/exhibition entitled “Meteorites China 2017”, held at Duke Kunshan University, Kunshan, China, September 2017.