AMS Graduate Fellowships

Applications Due: 13 January 2017

The AMS Fellowship Program is a source of unique opportunities for outstanding students looking to pursue graduate education in the atmospheric or related sciences. To date, 348 students have been designated as AMS fellowship recipients. The program helps these first-year graduate students to be educated about unique challenges facing the world so that they may better tackle real-world issues after graduation. Fellowships come with several benefits that include financial support to maintain a full course load over the first year of graduate study, the opportunity to be special guests at the AMS Annual Meeting with exclusive events therein, and ongoing academic and career support from AMS.

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Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to apply for a fellowship, a student must…

  • Entering their first year of graduate school in the fall of 2017 and provide evidence of acceptance as a full-time student at an accredited U.S. institution at the time of the award.
  • Pursuing a degree in the atmospheric or related sciences.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0-point scale.
  • Must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status. No age restriction exists.


A $25,000 stipend will be presented to each fellowship recipient for a nine-month period in the academic year. In addition, fellowship recipients will receive partial travel support to attend the AMS Annual Meeting.

Application Process

AMS GRE code #3819 (applicants must call, fax or write a request to ETS for GRE scores)

Prospective candidates from the fields of atmospheric sciences, chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, environmental sciences, hydrology, mathematics, oceanography, and physics are encouraged to apply. A candidate must download the application, complete all six sections, and send it to the address below. With the completed application should be three written references, relevant official transcripts, and GRE score reports (institution code #3819). Applications and written references can be sent via email to, or by postal mail to the following address (transcripts and GREs must be submitted via postal mail):

                  AMS Fellowship Program
                  45 Beacon Street
                  Boston, MA 02108

All applications must be received or postmarked by the deadline date of Applications Due: 13 January 2017. Supporting materials are to be postmarked no later than one week after that deadline.


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