ESIP Lab – RFP now openThis year’s theme is climate resilience.

Raskin Scholarship

The Raskin Scholarship seeks to promote collaboration, research support, and exposure for talented students in the Earth or computer sciences.



In March 2012, ESIP lost long-time member, Rob Raskin. Rob was soft-spoken, easy-going, wise and an Earth science information partner extraordinaire. Rob was a mentor to many aspiring Earth science data professionals. In collaboration with Rob’s family, ESIP remembers Rob and his dedication to support the next generation of Earth science data and technology leaders through the Robert G. Raskin Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded annually to an individual in the Earth or computer sciences who has an interest in community evolution of Earth science data systems. Special attention will be given to applicants demonstrating an interest in semantics, GIS, cyberinfrastructure and computing in the geosciences. The Scholarship will provide a $5000 award and support to attend the July 2024 ESIP Meeting (July 22-26, 2024) where they will have an invited talk covering their field of interest.


Title: Raskin Scholarship

Award: $5000/year + support to attend the 2024 July ESIP Meeting (Asheville, NC)

Eligibility: Graduate Students

Contact & Application Submission:

Deadline: March 15, 2024

# of awards: 1



Current graduate students are eligible to apply. To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must be in an Earth science, computer science or closely related discipline.

Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate a connection to ESIP-related activities. Applicants must be a US citizen.

Application Procedure

Applicants for the scholarship should complete the application form.

Applications must include:

  • A statement of interest of why the applicant is applying for the Raskin Scholarship
  • An official transcript
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) with publication record
  • The applicant should also request three letters of recommendation from current professors/mentors (recommenders should email their letters directly to


NOTE: Only applications that are complete (including recommendations letters) by the deadline will be considered. Applications will be reviewed and the awardee will be selected by a special ESIP committee and be notified at the end of April.