AMS Graduate Fellowship in the History of Science

Applications were due on 24 May 2024

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 Society encourages applications from women, minorities, and disabled students, traditionally underrepresented in the atmospheric and related oceanic and 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.


The Fellowship carries a $20,000 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.

Additional Information

The fellowship will support free membership during the year awarded.  The recipient of this fellowship will be invited to the AMS Annual Meeting, one year after the year awarded, and is required to present research at the History Symposium during the annual meeting.  Abstract submission fee will be waived.

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 pursuing a degree at a U.S. institution. To apply, candidates must complete 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

More information to come.


 The application includes specific guidelines; if you have further questions, contact  AMS Development and Student Program Manager Donna Fernandez:

[email protected]  

617-227-2426 ext. 3907