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Matthew J. Wilson, Jr. Travel Grant

Wilson travel funds are intended to facilitate faculty travel associated with enhancing research and scholarship opportunities, including, for example: to develop new research initiatives, to disseminate research in key venues, and to represent the department/college/university at meetings of important professional organizations. Special emphasis is given to travel that may launch "high risk, high reward" new research or scholarly activity. In that vein, travel may be to a conference on the research topic, to a workshop conducted by a funding agency, to a potential collaborating institution, or to collect field data or samples.

Awards

Award recipients will receive up to $4,000 from the Matthew J. Wilson, Jr. Trust Fund for Faculty Enrichment.  The award must be spent within six months and any unspent balance will be returned to the fund for reallocation.

Proposal Content

  • The proposal should include:
  • Title page including name, rank, department or institute affiliation
  • Summary of research concept, limited to one page and written for nonspecialists
  • Short vita, including relevant experience and publications
  • Proposed travel budget

Submission

The proposal should be submitted electronically to the Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research (emsresearch@ems.psu.edu).

Proposal Evaluation

Proposals will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • The innovativeness of the concept
  • The scientific and/or technical merits
  • Prospects for the development of a long term scholarly activity
  • The reasonableness of the budget

Award Announcement

Awards will be announced on a monthly basis.

Recipients

The following EMS faculty members have received the Wilson Travel Grant:

YearFaculty/Department
2015 - 2016
  • Jose Fuentes - Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
  • Gary Messing - Materials Science and Engineering
  • Sukyoung Lee - Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
  • Joshua Robinson - Materials Science and Engineering
  • Susan Sinnott - Materials Science and Engineering
  • James Runt - Materials Science and Engineering
  • Raymond Najjar - Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
  • Jon Nese - Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
  • Scott Richardson - Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
  • Jennifer Macalady - Geosciences
  • Suzanne Mohney - Materials Science and Engineering
2014 - 2015
  • Kirby Calvert - Geography
  • Elizabeth Kupp - Materials Science and Engineering
  • Maureen Feineman - Geosciences
  • Mark Patzkowsky - Geosciences
  • Alan MacEachren - Geography
  • Peter Wilf - Geosciences
  • Jon Nese - Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
  • Yvette Richardson - Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
2013 - 2014
  • Deryck Holedsworth - Geography
  • Serguei Lvov - Energy and Mineral Engineering
  • Long-Qing Chen - Materials Science and Engineering
  • Suzanne Mohney - Materials Science and Engineering
  • Allison Beese - Materials Science and Engineering
  • Joshua Robinson - Materials Science and Engineering
2012 - 2013
  • Alexander Klippel - Geography
  • Jon Nese - Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
  • Joshua Robinson - Materials Science and Engineering
  • Ekaterina Bazilevskaya – EMS Energy Institute
  • Yongsheng Chen - Energy and Mineral Engineering
  • Ken Davis - Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
  • James Runt - Materials Science and Engineering
  • Gary Messing - Materials Science and Engineering
  • Antonio Nieto - Energy and Mineral Engineering
2011 - 2012
  • Jenni Evans - Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
  • Matthew Fantle - Geosciences
  • David Green - Materials Science and Engineering
  • Ronald Redwing - Educational Equity
  • James Runt - Materials Science and Engineering
  • Deryck Holdsworth - Geography
  • Gary Messing - Materials Science and Engineering
2010 - 2011
  • Zuleima Karpyn - Energy and Mineral Engineering
  • Jon Nese - Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
  • Anthony Robinson - Geography
  • Yongsheng Chen - Energy and Mineral Engineering
  • Deryck Holdsworth - Geography
  • Frank Hardisty - Geography
  • T.C. Chung - Materials Science and Engineering
  • Jenni Evans - Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
  • Lorraine Dowler - Geography
  • Gary Messing - Materials Science and Engineering
2009 - 2010
  • Andre Boehman - Energy and Mineral Engineering
  • Marcelo Chamecki - Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
  • Yongsheng Chen - Energy and Mineral Engineering
  • Zi-Kiu Liu - Materials Science and Engineering
  • Gary Messing - Materials Science and Engineering
  • James Runt - Materials Science and Engineering
  • George Young - Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
2008 - 2009
  • Andre Boehman - Energy and Mineral Engineering
  • Yongsheng Chen - Energy and Mineral Engineering
  • Ralph Colby - Materials Science and Engineering
  • Coray Colina - Materials Science and Engineering
  • Matthew Fantle - Geosciences
  • Mku Ityokumbul - Energy and Mineral Engineering
  • Paul Knight - Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
  • Lee Kump - Geosciences
  • Zi-Kui Liu - Materials Science and Engineering
  • Gary Messing - Materials Science and Engineering
  • Paul Painter - Materials Science and Engineering
  • James Runt - Materials Science and Engineering
  • Qing Wang - Materials Science and Engineering
  • Melissa Wright - Geography
  • George Young - Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
2007 - 2008
  • Andre Boehman - Energy and Mineral Engineering
  • Jenni L. Evans - Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
  • Maochen Ge - Energy and Mineral Engineering
  • David J. Green - Materials Science and Engineering
  • Xianoliang Ma - Energy and Mineral Engineering
  • Paul Painter - Materials Science and Engineering