Kinsey Anderson Post-doc Travel Award

The Kinsey Anderson Memorial Travel Grant for Post-Doctoral Researchers at The Space Sciences Laboratory

AndersonA program for providing travel funds for post-doctoral researchers at the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley has been established in honor of Professor Kinsey Anderson, a guiding figure behind the establishment and early growth of the Space Sciences Laboratory. The purpose of this program is to offer young researchers the opportunity to broaden their scientific horizons by attending meetings or conferences that are outside the scope of their current research and funding. To apply, an applicant should present a short (two page or less) proposal to the laboratory business officer ( that describes the reasons for the proposed travel and the travel budget for the trip. Proposals are accepted at any time and will be reviewed by the laboratory Executive Committee. Proposals requesting less than $1500 will receive preference.

Kinsey A. Anderson, a pioneer and international leader in space physics, was a professor of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley, for thirty years after arriving in 1960. He served for 12 years as the second director of the Space Sciences Laboratory and was instrumental for its growth and success. His research achievements resulted in his election as a Member of the National Academy of Sciences as well as his receiving a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Space Science Award from the American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronautics, a NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement, the Alexander Von Humboldt Award and fellowships in the American Geophysical Union and the American Physical Society, as well as Docteur Honoris Causa de l’University de Toulouse. Upon retirement, he received the Berkeley Citation for distinguished achievement and notable service to the University.

If you are interested in donating to this fund, please send an email to Forrest Mozer to receive further instructions.