The AMS Graduate Fellowship

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is inviting the applications for the AMS Graduate Fellowship in the History of Science. Candidates must be an AMS member or student member pursuing a degree at a U.S. institution to be eligible for the fellowship. The goal of the graduate fellowship is to support dissertation topics in the history of the atmospheric, or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences, and to foster close working relations between historians and scientists. The fellowship program will provide a $15,000 stipend for one year of dissertation research.

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) was founded in 1919 by Charles Franklin Brooks. It is the nation’s premier scientific and professional organization promoting and disseminating information about the atmospheric, oceanic, hydrologic sciences.


  • To apply, the candidate must be a graduate student in good standing proposing to complete a dissertation as described above.
  • Candidates must be an AMS member or student member pursuing a degree at a U.S. institution.

How to Apply:

To apply, the AMS Graduate fellowship candidates must submit the following:

  • A cover letter with vita
  • Official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions
  • A typewritten, detailed description of the dissertation topic and proposed research plan (10-page maximum)
  • Three letters of recommendation (including one from your dissertation advisor)

Submitting Details: 

An application packet and supporting materials should be sent to:

Attn: History Fellowship
45 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108-3693

Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • The Fellowship carries a $15,000 stipend and will support one year of dissertation research.
  • Fellowship can be used to support research at a location away from the student’s institution, provided the plan is approved by the student’s thesis advisor.

Application Deadline:

Scholarship applications are due February 3, 2017.

Link for More Information:

Contact Information: If you have any question, contact AMS Development and Student Program Manager Donna Fernandez (617-227-2426 ext. 3907). Or




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