We are pleased to solicit applications for a Thomas Metcalf Travel Award to support the participation of two early­ career scientists in the upcoming IAU Symposium 328 “Living Around Active Stars”. This meeting will take place October 17­-21, 2016, in Maresias, Brazil.  Further information about the meeting can be found at

To be eligible, applicants must be members of the Solar Physics Division (, and be within 4 years post-PhD or no more than 1 year pre-PhD at the time of the meeting.   The criteria for selection will be scientific excellence, potential for future contribution to the field of solar physics, and relevance of the applicants work to the symposium topic.

We anticipate funding two Metcalf Lecturers via a $1750 grant for travel and local expenses, along with a registration waiver.  The successful candidates will give invited talks and be profiled in the meeting program and introduced as Metcalf Lecturers. After the meeting, the two lecturers must provide the SPD Metcalf committee with a one-page summary of their work suitbable for public distribution on the Metcalf Award web site (

Please send applications consisting of a cover letter, abstract for a talk, a short CV, and name and email address of one reference whom we may contact.  Please send these materials to sgibson-at-ucar-dot-edu, no later than May 7, 2016.


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