We hope students take advantage of the discounted registration fees to encourage their attendance.

In addition, we have the Thomas Metcalf Travel Award through SPD/AAS available to support early career scientists. We anticipate funding multiple Metcalf Lecturers by providing travel and lodging expenses, in addition to 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 lecturers must provide the SPD Metcalf committee with a one-page summary of their work to be made available at the Metcalf Award web site (http://spd.aas.org/spd_metcalf_travel.html).

To be eligible, applicants must be members of the Solar Physics Division (spd.aas.org), and be within 4 years post-PhD or 1 year pre-PhD at the time of the meeting. Selection of award recipients will be based on scientific excellence, potential for future contribution to solar physics, and relevance of the applicants work to the SDO mission science objectives.

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 Dean Pesnell at william.d.pesnell {at} nasa.gov no later than June 15, 2016.