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Students are asked to supply the enumerated items below in a single PDF file no longer than 5 pages. The content of the application must be in English.

Applications should be emailed directly to pista [at] with the subject: PISTA - [name of applicant]

NOTE: Only one student per advisor may apply.

1. A letter stating:

(a) Your contact information (email, phone, mailing address).
(b) Your educational institution, the degree you are seeking (must be a Ph.D or equivalent), and the likely date of completion of your degree.
(c) Name and email address of your faculty advisor (and alternative reference if your advisor is unavailable).
(d) The name and location of the meeting you plan to attend and its URL (if available).

(e) The extent to which the award facilitates your attending the meeting.
(f) How you expect to benefit professionally by attending this meeting (e.g., planned interactions with international colleagues).

2. A short description of the work you plan to present and its scientific significance. Title and abstract are desirable, but it is recognized that this will be more difficult to provide for meetings later in the calendar year.

3. A CV for the student listing educational background, degree status, significant awards or accomplishments, and publications to date, if any.

Letter of Recommendation
(outside the 5 page limit of the application)

A letter of recommendation from the graduate student's advisor is requested.  In the event the advisor is unavailable, another reference familiar with the current work of the applicant may be supplied.

A letter should 

Students receiving the Pierazzo International Student Travel Award are requested to submit a meeting report to PSI outlining how their attendance benefited their study within one month of the meeting. This will be used in whole or in part to solicit additional funding to support the Award. In addition, we request a copy of the student’s presentation.

PSI reserves the right not to make an award in the event that sufficiently meritorious applications are not received. Terms and conditions of the award may be changed at any time.

Please contact pista_questions [at]

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