Distinguished Lectureship Program


Applications to host a GeoPRISMS Distinguished Lectureship Program Speaker are now closed. Successful applicants will be notified in August.

DLP speakers 2017-2018. From left to right: Cynthia Ebinger, Esteban Gazel, Heather Savage, Brandon Schmandt

Any US college or university can apply to host a DLP speaker. Applications are due July 10, 2017 for visiting speakers in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. Institutions that are not currently involved with GeoPRISMS research are strongly encouraged to apply, including those granting undergraduate or masters degrees, as well as those with PhD programs. Institutions may request a technical and/or public lecture. The GeoPRISMS Office will cover airfare for speakers’ travel and will coordinate travel and off-site logistics. Host institutions are responsible for local expenses for the duration of the visit.

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How to host a Speaker?

2015-2016 DLP Speaker Liz Cottrell gave a public lecture at the IMax theater during her visit at Florida State University in February 2015. Photo credit: Shuying Yang

2015-2016 DLP Speaker Liz Cottrell gave a public lecture at the IMax theater during her visit at Florida State University in February 2015. Photo credit: Shuying Yang

Any US college or university wishing to invite a GeoPRISMS speaker may apply before July 10, 2017. 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. Please contact the GeoPRISMS Office if you have any questions.

Did you know?

Institutions visited by DLP Speakers from 2010 to 2017

  • GeoPRISMS (and MARGINS) almost received 700 applications to host a DLP Speaker between 2005 and 2017.
  • Of those applications, nearly half were successful and 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
Richard Allen with students and faculty at University of Wisonsin-River Falls in February 2015. Photo credit: Ian Williams

Richard Allen with students and faculty at University of Wisonsin-River Falls in February 2015. Photo credit: Ian Williams

Distinguished Lectureship Program 2016-2017 Feedback

As part of its continuing effort to improve the GeoPRISMS Program, the GeoPRISMS Office offers DLP hosts and organizers to share their feedback on the usefulness, effectiveness, and enjoyability of the program.

 icon-bullhorn Please let us know how you felt about this year’s DLP!

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