Apply to host a DLP Speaker

Application Deadline: August 1, 2014


The GeoPRISMS Office is happy to announce the annual Distinguished Lectureship Program for academic year 2014-2015 with an outstanding speakers list. Distinguished scientists involved with GeoPRISMS science and planning are available to visit US colleges and universities to present technical and public lectures on subjects related to the two GeoPRISMS science initiatives: Subduction Cycles and Deformation and Rift Initiation and Evolution. The Distinguished Lectureship Program is funded by the National Science Foundation.

DLPSpeakers2014-2015Learn more about the DLP Speakers for 2014-2015

Applications are due by August 1, 2014 for speakers visiting in Academic Year 2014-2015 (Fall 2014 - Spring 2015). Please note that spots are limited as speakers are only available to visit approximately four institutions apiece. Institutions catering to the general public, or not currently involved in GeoPRISMS research, are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications from colleges and universities granting only undergraduate, or undergraduate and graduate degrees are welcome. Institutions may request a technical and/or public lecture. Public lectures outside of established geoscience departments (including libraries and museums) are encouraged with help from the GeoPRISMS Office to coordinate. The GeoPRISMS Office will bear the cost of airfare for DLP speakers and assist in coordinating off-site travel. Host institutions are responsible for the speaker’s local expenses (i.e. hotel and meals) for the duration of the visit. The GeoPRISMS Office has prepared a list of DLP Best Practices to guide institutions interested in hosting a DLP speaker.



DLPAlmost 580 institutions applied to host a DLP speaker between 2005 and 2013. Of those institutions, nearly half received a speaker

Over 50 institutions apply to host DLP speakers every year

DLP speakers travel throughout the United States to talk about GeoPRISMS Science