AbGradCon 2016 @ University of Colorado - Boulder

We're pleased to announce that the Organizing Committee has selected the University of Colorado at Boulder as the host for AbGradCon 2016. Preliminary indications are that the conference will be held Sunday, July 31 - Thursday, August 4, 2016, with the Research Focus Group Retreat held the preceding Friday, July 29 - Sunday, July 31. Keep an eye on this website for updates as plans solidify in the coming months!

Undergraduate Poster Competition

Are you an undergraduate conducting research in the field of astrobiology? Do you want to get valuable feedback on how to present your research from those who have gone before you? Do you want the chance to win a prize for your troubles? Then the Undergraduate Poster Competition at the 2015 Astrobiology Graduate Conference is for you.

We are now accepting electronic poster submissions on your original astrobiology research to be presented as a part of this year's AbGradCon. Submissions are due no later than June 8. Entries will be evaluated prior to the official conference by grad students and postdocs who will provide valuable feedback to participants. All entries will be posted online for public viewing. Posters from the finalists will be printed and displayed during the conference poster session to be judged by attendees. Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries from US-based Institutions. To submit your poster, as well as an endorsement letter from your advisor or sponsoring supervisor, please e-mail us at abgradcon@gmail.com. Please direct any additional questions to the same address!

Abstract Submission Closed

Thanks to everyone that submitted an abstract to this year's conference! Abstract submission is now closed, and we are in the process of reviewing applications and making funding decisions. Please expect notices of decisions regarding abstracts and funding to go out within the next several weeks, at which point registration for the conference will open.

Submission Deadline Extended

Due to popular demand, we're extending the submission deadline by just a few days to Monday, March 16th at 17:00 (5:00 p.m.) in the submitter's local time zone! Please visit the application to submit your abstract today.

Applications Now Open

I'm happy to announce that applications are now being accepted for AbGradCon 2015! Please visit the application to submit your abstract today. Applications are due by 17:00 (5:00 p.m.) in the submitter's local time zone on Tuesday, March 10th.

AbGradCon 2015 Funding

I'm happy to announce that the funding proposal for AbGradCon 2015 has been approved by the NAI. Stay tuned to this website and our social media outlets on Facebook and Twitter for more information over the coming weeks, including the opening of abstract submission!

First Announcement - AbGradCon 2015

On behalf of the AbGradCon 2015 Organizing Committee, I'm excited to announce that AbGradCon 2015 will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in July 2015, pending final approval of funding sources. Please check back with the website regularly over the next few months for announcements including the official notice that we have received funding, abstract submission deadlines, conference dates, etc.

Over the next few weeks, our social media sites will come online and you can begin to connect with other early-career scientists who are interested in attending the conference. The various links across our website, including to these social media outlets, will become active as we ramp up to the announcement of funding.

To sign-up to receive e-mail announcements and circulars for the conference (likely no more than a handful of e-mails total), please fill out this form.

Thanks for taking an interested in AbGradCon 2015; we're all very excited about what we have in store for everyone this year!