Total awarded: $4.3 million
Total recipients: 286
Gender ratio: past 20 years—17:8 (m/f); past 5 years—3:2 (m/f)
Applicants: about 70 per year
Recipients: 14 per year
Stipend: $24,000 over 9 months
Since its beginning in 1991, the program has grown and is now represented by students from over 40 educational institutions and over 60 corporate and governmental partners. The majors represented have nearly tripled to a current twenty disciplines currently represented.
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AMS Graduate Fellowship Program
The AMS Fellowship Program is a source of scholarships, useful resources, and unique opportunities for outstanding students looking to pursue graduate education in the atmospheric or related sciences. To date, 286 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 these real-world issues after graduation. With fellowships come several benefits, including financial support to maintain a full course load over their first year of graduate study, the opportunity to be special guests at the AMS Annual Meeting and exclusive events therein, a unique tour of several agencies in the Washington DC area, and ongoing academic and career advocation and support from AMS.
To be eligible to apply for a fellowship, a student must…
- be entering his or her first year of graduate study in the fall of the current year;
- be pursuing a related full-time course of study in the atmospheric, oceanic, or hydrologic sciences over a full academic year;
- have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale;
- be a U.S. citizen or hold permanent resident status (there are no age restrictions);
A $24,000 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
Application and Instructions (PDF)
AMS GRE code #3819
Application Deadline Passed
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 dFernandez@ametsoc.org, 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 2012-2013 applications must be received or postmarked by the deadline date of 18 January 2013. Supporting materials are to be postmarked no later than one week after that deadline.
Headquarters: 45 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02108-3693
DC Office: 1120 G Street, NW, Suite 800 Washington DC, 20005-3826
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