16th Conference on Mountain Meteorology Student Opportunities
18-22 August 2014, San Diego, CA
Awards for Best Poster and Oral Presentations:
Award certificates and cash prizes will be given for the best student oral and poster presentations at the conference. The first-place winners in each of these categories will receive $200 and the second-place winners $100. To be eligible the paper must focus on research completed while the presenter was a student.
Travel funding assistance for students:
Several funding sources are available for students to attend the AMS 16th Conference on Mountain Meteorology.
- Conference Organizers Travel Awards: The Mountain Meteorology Committee is offering a $425 travel award for one student AMS member who presents a paper at the conference. The award is to be used for travel expenses to and from the conference and lodging in San Diego, CA. Funding is available for either a graduate or an undergraduate student. Furthermore, the awardee may not receive any concurrent travel support from the AMS (e.g., an AMS travel grant). The selected student will be required to pay for any travel up-front but will be reimbursed by AMS (Brenda Ward, email@example.com) following the conference with proper receipts.
To apply, students should prepare a short written statement (no more than one page) declaring their financial need and circumstance, relevance of their research to the conference, and how they will benefit from attending the conference. Applicants should also provide a copy of their abstract for the meeting. Applications should be sent in pdf format via email to Dr. Daniel Kirshbaum (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Trevor Alcott (email@example.com). Applications will be accepted through 2 May 2014 and selected students will be notified around the end of May 2014. Enquiries about the award should contact the two individuals listed above.
- AMS Student Travel Grants: http://www.ametsoc.org/amsstudentinfo/stg_info.html, air/hotel/registration fee awards for student AMS members not presenting at the conference. Applications due 27 June 2014.
- AMS Student Assistant Program: Volunteer students are needed for registration and audio/visual support during the conference. Student volunteers are required to be in attendance the entire conference, and be available to half of each day from Sunday through Friday. The students will work either the first or second shift (i.e., morning or afternoon). For volunteering, the student will get their registration fee waived and, for each day worked, a $25.00 food allowance. This is provided on a first come, first serve basis. A limited number of students will be needed for the conference. Interested students should contact Ms. Brenda Ward, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
European Meteorological Society Young Scientist Travel Award:
The European Meteorological Society will fund one young scientist award. The scientist must be under the age of 35 working or studying in Europe. The award includes financial support for travel expenditures of 500€. Applications are on 12 May 2014. Please see http://www.emetsoc.org/awards/travel-awards-ystas/announcement-ams-mountain-met-2014 for further information and application procedures.
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