Financial Assistance

In order to ensure that AMS meetings are accessible to all that wish to attend, AMS is offering a variety of financial assistance programs. Please see the applications and their respective deadlines below.

Registration Assistance

In keeping with our goal to ensure that anyone who wants to participate in an AMS Meeting can do so - the AMS supports a program to provide financial support for complementary and reduced registration fees. There is a limited amount of funding available for this program. Those who can show financial need and/or are from professional groups that would typically not receive funding from their home institution to attend an AMS Meeting will be considered. This financial support covers reduced or complimentary registration fees, it does not cover travel or lodging. 
To apply, please fill out this form by 22 June 2024. Applicants will receive news of acceptance/rejection 1 week after the application deadline and must register by the Early Registration Deadline. If you apply for assistance, please do not register until you hear back from AMS.

Child Care Grants

The American Meteorological Society is offering child care grants of up to $250 per family to assist conference attendees who will incur additional expenses by attending the meeting. Limited funds are available and preference is given to applicants in the early stages of their career. As a secondary criterion, preference will be given to applicants who explain clearly why a grant to support childcare, dependent care or their own assistance is necessary. To apply, please fill in this form by 10 June 2024. Recipients will be notified by 17 June 2024. Reimbursement distribution will take place after the meeting.

Award Opportunities

Student Paper Award

The 21st Conference on Mountain Meteorology Organizing Committee will host a student paper competition with award certificates and cash prizes for exemplary undergraduate and graduate student poster and oral presentations. Awards will recognize two outstanding oral and two outstanding poster presentations given by students.Students must be the first author and presenting their own, original work. Students who wish to be considered for this prize must indicate their eligibility when submitting their abstract.

For additional information, please contact the program chairpersons, Kristen Rasmussen ([email protected]) and Robert Fovell ([email protected]).

Student Presenter Travel Allowance

The committee is pleased to offer three (3) student travel awards of $400 each to attend the 21st Conference on Mountain Meteorology in Boise, ID 22 - 26 July 2024. The Student Presenter Travel Allowance is designed to help offset expenses relating to registration fees, transportation costs, food, and lodging for students presenting poster or oral papers. To apply, students should prepare a short written statement (no more than one page) declaring their financial need and circumstance, relevance of their research to the conference, how they will benefit from attending the conference, and a copy of their abstract for the meeting. Travel allowance applications should be submitted to the program chairs, Kristen Rasmussen ([email protected]) and Robert Fovell ([email protected]), with the subject line "AMS 21st Conference on Mountain Meteorology - Student Presenter Travel Allowance Application". 

Application deadline: 3 May 2024

Recipients will be notified on or before: 3 June 2024

Additional details regarding Student Presenter Travel Allowance:

Travel reimbursement will occur after the meeting. Registration should be handled prior to the travel and during the registration period where possible. Winners will work with their AMS lead meeting planner for both reimbursement and registration.