The AbGradCon Astrobiology Proposal Writing Retreat (PWR)

By Keith Cowing
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February 26, 2023
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The AbGradCon Astrobiology Proposal Writing Retreat (PWR)
AbGradCon Astrobiology Proposal Writing Retreat

The Astrobiology PWR is an independent training workshop held prior to AbGradCon that brings together graduate students and early-career astrobiologists from diverse academic backgrounds for an intensive three-day collaborative proposal writing experience.

The central objective for workshop participants is to create an original proposal on a topic relevant to the current state of astrobiology research, which must be presented to a body of peers. Participants are encouraged to use the workshop as a forum for exploring creative and original research topics.

The workshop culminates in a peer-review panel discussion on each team’s presented work, leading to a final anonymous vote on the best proposal. The 2023 PWR will be held the weekend before AbGradCon at Emerald Bay on Catalina Island located 80 miles north of San Diego. Additional available activities will include kayaking, paddle boarding, and snorkeling.

Applications close Wednesday, March 15th | The workshop will be May 18th – 22nd

Application for the 2023 PWR is integrated at the end of the AbGradCon23 Application form. Space will be limited to 20 participants.

Host group contact: [email protected]

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