Projects Funded


Prior projects supported

Over the past several years, the Meteoritical Society Endowment Fund has supported several outreach projects (some are listed below). We would like to continue such projects, and to encourage members of the Meteoritical Society to apply (see Proposal Guidelines).

  • Co-sponsoring Asteroids, Comets, Meteors Meeting (2012). ACM takes place every three years. It is the pre-eminent meeting for small-bodies research, with attendance usually in excess of 400. ACM 2012 will be held 16 - 20 May, 2012, in Niigata, Japan, at TOKI Messe (Niigata Convention Center).

  • Co-sponsoring the SECOND ARAB IMPACT CRATERING AND ASTROGEOLOGY CONFERENCE (AICAC II). The conference aims at establishing cooperation between well-established groups in the field of impact cratering and astrogeology and researchers from the Middle East and North Africa, where many impact craters exist and numerous meteorites have been collected. The conference objectives are to stimulate careful documentation of impact craters, to promote new research in astrogeology and meteoritics, and to increase interest among universities and scientific institutions in the Arabic countries. 13-20 November 2011, CASABLANCA, MOROCCO.

  • Co-sponsoring the WORKSHOP ON FORMATION OF THE FIRST SOLIDS IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM. This workshop is dedicated to Klaus Keil to honor his distinguished career in meteoritics and cosmochemistry, It is focused on major issues that are crucial in deciphering the meteorite record of the early Solar System. Hawai`i - Sheraton Kauai Resort, Kauai, November 7-9, 2011.

  • Co-sponsoring a special session on African Meteorites and Impact Craters held as part of CAG23, the 23rd Colloquium of African Geology at the University of Johannesburg, from the 8th to the 14th of January 2011.

  • Supporting travel for scientists from low-income countries to annual meetings of the society, a program begun in 2011.

  • Co-sponsoring The Ries Crater, the Moon and the Future of Human Space Exploration (Dieter Stöffler, 2010).

  • Co-sponsoring the First Arab Impact Cratering and Astrogeology Conference, in Amman (Elias Salameh, 2009). See Reimold U. (2010) Meteoritics and Planetary Science 45, 157-160.

  • Co-sponsoring the first Desert Meteorite Workshop, in Casablanca (Hasnaa Chennaoui, 2008). See Meteoritics and Planetary Science 41 Supplement, A201-A216.

  • Co-sponsoring 'Chemical Evolution: Chemical Change across Space and Time', a symposium at the American Chemical Society meeting designed for chemistry teachers (Jon Friedrich, 2007).

  • Sponsoring lectures by professional meteoriticists for private collectors and dealers at the Tucson Gem Show (Dante Lauretta, 2006).

  • Supporting a student touring the Canadian prairie talking to farmers and in small towns about meteorites (Alan Hildebrand, 2003).

  • Collecting oral histories of pioneers in the field of meteoritics and lunar science (Ursula Marvin, 2000-2003). See Meteoritics and Planetary Science Supplements: (2001-2004) 36, A255-A292; 37, B35-B88; 38, A163-A187; 39, A177-A212.