AMS Graduate Fellowship in the History of Science

Applications were due on 2 February 2018

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is pleased to invite applications for the AMS Graduate Fellowship in the History of Science, to be awarded to a student in the process of completing a dissertation on the history of the atmospheric, or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences.


The goal of the graduate fellowship is to support dissertation topics in the history of the atmospheric, or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences, and to foster close working relations between historians and scientists. An effort will be made to place the student into a mentoring relationship with an AMS member at an appropriate institution.


The Fellowship carries a $15,000 stipend and will support one year of dissertation research. Fellowships cannot be deferred and must be used for the year awarded, but can be used to support research at a location away from the student’s institution, provided the plan is approved by the student’s thesis advisor.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply, the candidate must be a graduate student in good standing proposing to complete a dissertation as described above. Candidates must be an AMS member or student member pursuing a degree at a U.S. institution. To apply, candidates must submit the following:

  • a cover letter with vita
  • official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions
  • a typewritten, detailed description of the dissertation topic and proposed research plan (10 page maximum)
  • three letters of recommendation (including one from your dissertation advisor)

Application Procedures

Application packages and supporting materials should be sent to:

Attn: History Fellowship
45 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108-3693

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all materials are postmarked by 2 February 2018; applicants are encouraged to check with AMS in early March if they have not received written notification regarding the status of their application package.


 The application includes specific guidelines; if you have further questions, contact  AMS Development and Student Program Manager Donna Fernandez ( 617-227-2426 ext. 3907).