The Father James B. Macelwane Annual Award

The Father James B. Macelwane Annual Award

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is accepting application for its “The Father James B. Macelwane Annual Award Program”. The students who are enrolled as an undergraduate are eligible for the program. Purpose of the award program is to stimulate interest in meteorology among college students through the submission of original student papers concerned with some phase of the atmospheric sciences. Winners of the award program will receive a stipend of $1000 and partial travel support to the AMS Annual Meeting.

Founded in 1919, The American Meteorological Society (AMS) advances the atmospheric and related sciences, technologies, applications, and services for the benefit of society.


The student must be enrolled as an undergraduate at the time the paper is written, and no more than two students from any one institution may enter papers in any one contest.

How to Apply:

Application materials must include the following:

  • An original copy of the paper
  • A letter of application from the author, including mailing address and email, stating the title of the paper and the name of the university at which the paper was written
  • A letter from the department head or other faculty member of the major department, confirming that the author was an undergraduate student at the time the paper was written, and indicating the elements of the paper that represent original contributions by the student
  • An abstract of no more than 250 words of the authors paper

Submitting Details:

The candidate must be post marked the complete packet at the given address:

American Meteorological Society,

Macelwane Award,

45 Beacon Street, Boston,

MA 02108-3693.

Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • $1000 stipend
  • Partial travel support to the AMS Annual Meeting

Application Deadline:

The application is due on June 9, 2017.

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Contact Information:

If you have further questions, contact AMS Development and Student Program Manager Donna Fernandez (617-227-2426 ext. 3907)

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