AMS Graduate Fellowships

Applications were due on 26 January 2024

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, 382 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, 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 2024 (Students who have already received their Masters are not eligible)
  • Pursuing a degree in the atmospheric or related sciences at a US accredited institution.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0-point scale.
  • U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status. No age restriction exists.


A 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 (complimentary meeting registration, hotel, air fare). Stipend amounts vary.

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. Complete all application tasks, provide three written references, and relevant official transcripts.

Applicants are responsible for completing their application before the submission deadline.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted!  All applications must be submitted by the deadline date of 26 January 2024

Notifications will go out in May 2024.


 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