Paul Phelps Continuing Education Grant

To be considered for the Paul Phelps grant please complete this application, scan and email to by March 15, 2015.


To promote continuing education and encourage membership in NPSS


Up to $3000/year to each NPSS conference sponsoring Short Courses, up to a maximum of $15000 per year for all grants. Funds are to be used to cover tuition costs and/or travel costs to attend Short Courses. Actual award amounts for individual grants and use of funds for applicable travel expenses are decided by each NPSS Conference.


Funded by the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society.


Outstanding members of NPSS who are either Student Members, Post-Doctoral Fellows or Research Associates, or unemployed members needing assistance in changing career direction.

Basis for Judging:

Exceptional promise as a student, postdoc or research associate in any of the fields of NPSS, or exceptional work in those fields by currently unemployed NPSS members with an expectation that attendance to one or more of the Short Courses will result in an improved possibility of obtaining a job in an NPSS field.


Presented each year at the NPS sponsored conference at which the Short Courses are given. Grants can be applied towards expenses prior to the conference.