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Gerald A. Soffen Memorial Fund: Apply Now for the Spring 2023 Travel Grant

By Keith Cowing
April 25, 2023
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Gerald A. Soffen Memorial Fund: Apply Now for the Spring 2023 Travel Grant
Gerald A. Soffen

The Gerald A. Soffen Memorial Fund is pleased to announce the Spring 2023 Travel Grant application opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies in fields of space science and engineering.

The Travel Grants enable student recipients to attend professional conferences to present their research. Recipients may use the Grant for either virtual or in-person conferences. The Soffen Fund will award up to $1000 in total, with no individual award greater than $500, to cover expenses related to presenting research at either a virtual or in-person conference. The number of awards will depend on applicants’ needs.

Apply here:

The application deadline is May 8, 2023.

Jerry Soffen, a biologist by training, led a distinguished career in NASA, including serving as the Project Scientist for Viking and as an architect for the NASA Astrobiology Institute. The Travel Grant continues Jerry’s dedication to educating and involving future generations in space science and engineering pursuits.

The electronic application materials and instructions are located on the Soffen Fund website: Questions regarding the application or application process may be sent to:


SpaceRef co-founder, Explorers Club Fellow, ex-NASA, Away Teams, Journalist, Space & Astrobiology, Lapsed climber.