AMS Graduate Fellowships

Applications are due on 1 January 2020

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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, 359 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.

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

Eligibility Requirements

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

  • Entering their first year of graduate school in the fall of 2020 
  • Pursuing a degree in the atmospheric or related sciences at a US accredited institution.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0-point scale.
  • U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status. No age restriction exists.

Stipend

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

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 complete all sections of the application and upload all required supporting documents. With the completed application should be three written references, relevant official transcripts, and GRE score reports. 

Applicants are responsible for keeping time to ensure that all application tasks are complete in order to submit the application for consideration by the deadline date!  All applications must be submitted by the deadline date of 1 January 2020

Questions?

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